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Indonesia warns of waves by collapse of parts of volcano

The Indonesian authorities warn of “extreme weather and high waves” around the erupted volcano Anak Krakatau in the Straits of Sunda. Also urge it to stay away from the coast that Saturday hit by a tsunami.

The death toll has now risen to 430, reports the Indonesian disaster agency BNPB.

According to the meteorological service of Indonesia the rough weather around the volcano, the kraterwand vulnerable, reducing the risk that this fails. The tsunami from Saturday is caused by a part of the volcano Anak Krakatoa in the strait between South Sumatra and West Java collapsed.

The head of the meteorological service Dwikorita Karnawati says that the volcano is closely monitored. “We have a system developed that focuses on the volcanic vibrations in Anak Krakatau, so that we early can warn.”

The Anak Krakatau spews out much smoke and ashes. According to Karnawati, this can be a threat to air traffic.

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Images show volcanic eruption that lead to tsunami

Sixteen thousand residents are losing their homes

In addition to the almost five hundred of the dead are more than one thousand people injured, report to the Indonesian authorities. More than sixteen thousand inhabitants of the islands of Java and Sumatra were displaced, reported the rampenbestrijdingscentrum earlier.

One of the hardest hit areas is the most western part of Java, Pandeglang. Reddingwerkers with the help of dogs and drones to search for survivors. It is expected that the death toll is still rising further. They also go to the search area expanding to the south.

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Red Cross is afraid of outbreak of infectious diseases

The Red Cross showed on Monday know that they are afraid of an outbreak of diarrhoea in the affected regions. The drains are defective and there is, according to the aid organization, a lack of clean drinking water.

The organisation has 117 volunteers who are involved with the search for survivors. In addition, they provide medical care. According to the Red Cross in the affected areas “reasonably” accessible, but rescuers have seen, not all areas can achieve.

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