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Tsunami in Indonesia kills at least 222 without warning

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Jim K    13,216
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At least 222 people were killed, with hundreds more injured and missing, including members of a pop band, after a tsunami hit the coastline of west Java and Sumatra, Indonesia on Saturday.

 

There was no warning before the waves struck the Pandeglang district, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of public relations at Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

 

Nugroho said 843 people have been injured and 28 are unaccounted for.

 

The tsunami appears to have been triggered by a combination of underwater landslides caused by the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in the Sunda Strait that lies between the islands of Java and Sumatra.

 

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There is a video of the above happening.  Really terrifying ... 

 

More information about Anak Krakatau

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Tuskd    2,249

My condolences for the deceased. It is very heartbreaking. I thought there were enough countermeasures taken after the 2004 Tsunami. Very Sad to hear this.

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