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Indonesia Tsunami: Death toll rises to 281, over 1,000 injured after volcano-triggered Tsunami hit Indonesia

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 December 2018, 10:48 IST

The Death toll from a volcano-triggered tsunami hit Indonesia risen to 281 while over 1,000 people have been injured, confirmed the national disaster agency. "The number of victims and damage will continue to rise," said agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

According to Indonesia's geological agency, Anak Krakatoa had been showing signs of heightened activity for days, spewing plumes of ash thousands of metres into the air. The tsunami hit Indonesia that was caused by a volcano eruption in Krakatoa.

The tsunami hit the islands of Java and Sumatra in Pandeglang, Serang and South Lampung regions in Indonesia on Saturday night.

According to AP reports, the tsunami was spawned by a combination of undersea landslides and eruption in Krakatoa volcano.

The tsunami hit the islands of Java and Sumatra in Pandeglang, Serang and South Lampung regions in Indonesia on Saturday night.

According to AP reports, the tsunami was spawned by a combination of undersea landslides and eruption in Krakatoa volcano.

"If there is an initial error we're sorry," he wrote. 'It went dark'. "We arrived at 9 pm for our holiday and suddenly the water came -- it went dark, the electricity is off," he told AFP. "It's messy outside and we still cannot access the road."

Sunda straight lies between the islands of Java and Sumatra and connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean.

The tsunami hit the islands of Java and Sumatra in Pandeglang, Serang and South Lampung regions in Indonesia on Saturday night.

According to AP reports, the tsunami was spawned by a combination of undersea landslides and eruption in Krakatoa volcano.

"If there is an initial error we're sorry," he wrote. 'It went dark'. "We arrived at 9 pm for our holiday and suddenly the water came -- it went dark, the electricity is off," he told AFP. "It's messy outside and we still cannot access the road."

Sunda straight lies between the islands of Java and Sumatra and connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean.

"If there is an initial error we're sorry," he wrote. 'It went dark'. "We arrived at 9 pm for our holiday and suddenly the water came -- it went dark, the electricity is off," he told AFP. "It's messy outside and we still cannot access the road."

Sunda straight lies between the islands of Java and Sumatra and connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean.

Also read: Watch: Big Tragedy! At least 62 killed, over 600 injured after Tsunami triggered by Krakatoa volcano

First published: 24 December 2018, 10:41 IST
 
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