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Indonesia volcano and tsunami havoc: Over 280 dead, 1000 injured


Jakarta: Over 280 people have been found dead and 1000 injured after a massive tsunami hit Sumatra and Java in Indonesia. Also, around 11,687 have been displaced. The tsunami struck coastal areas of Sunda Strait on Saturday night.

The tsunami was caused by “an undersea landslide resulting from volcanic activity on Anak Krakata and was exacerbated by abnormally high tide because of the current full moon, Indonesia’s disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said to Indian Express.

Here’s a footage posted on Twitter by David Lipson courtesy Susi Air.

Indonesian rescuers are scrambling with diggers and other heavy equipment and even with their bare hands, trying to free survivors from the rubble.

More than 600 homes and more than 400 boats and ships were damaged.

Also Read: At Least 43 Killed, 584 Injured As Tsunami Hits Beaches In Indonesia

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