Death toll tsunami in Indonesia rises to 281, more than a thousand injured

The death toll in Indonesia as a result of the tsunami in the area around the Strait of Sunda is further increased to 281.

The authorities have the most recent dodentaantal confirmed. The number of wounded is, according to the Indonesian disaster agency now well above the thousand. In addition, at least 57 people missing.

Nearly twelve thousand residents were displaced, reports the rampenbestrijdingscentrum. One of the hardest hit regions is Pandeglang, Java. There were more than two hundred people to life and got 755 others injured. In the region of South Lampung on Sumatra, the tsunami sixty lives.

The tidal wave hit Saturday night the islands of Java and Sumatra. The tsunami was not the earthquake, so that many people were surprised by the water. Hundreds of houses, hotels and boats were damaged. Thousands of inhabitants have higher-lying area a safe refuge sought.

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Rescue operation was hampered by many debris

The rescue operation in the night between Sunday and Monday continued. Aid workers have struggled to some affected areas to be reached because roads are blocked by around cars, fallen trees and debris from destroyed houses.

Scientists suspect that the tsunami was caused by an undersea landslide, which in turn was a result of an eruption of Anak Krakatau. That volcano is located in the middle of the Strait of Sunda.


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