Indonesia: Tsunami killed at least 373 people, injured over 1,400

Indonesia: Tsunami killed at least 373 people, injured over 1,400

The tsunami in Indonesia killed at least 373 people and injured more than 1,400 on the islands of Java and Sumatra, an official said on Monday.

A spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said in a statement that 1,459 people are injured, while 128 remain missing.

Indonesian military and rescue teams fanned out across a stretch of coastline on Monday, hoping to find survivors of a tsunami triggered by an underwater landslide from a volcano that has been erupting for months.

Authorities called for vigilance amid the spewing of ash by Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island where a crater collapse late on Saturday together with a high tide set off waves that smashed into coastal areas.


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