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Tsunami Wrecks Havoc In Indonesia, Over 200 Killed , And 800 People Injured

Picture Courtesy : The Indian Express
Picture Courtesy : The Indian Express

The death toll from a volcano-triggered tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 222, with more than 800 people injured, officials said according to the  various media reports .

“222 people are dead, 843 people are injured and 28 people are missing,” Indonesia’s national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

“This number is predicted to increase because not all victims have been successfully evacuated, not all health centres have reported victims and not all locations have got complete data.

Scientists from Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics agency said it could have been caused by undersea landslides from the eruption of Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island formed over years from the nearby Krakatau volcano.

They also cited tidal waves caused by the full moon.

The worst affected area was the Pandeglang region of Banten province in Java, which encompasses the Ujung Kulon National Park and popular beaches, the Disaster Management Agency said.

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