Indonesian tsunami has killed 168 people and injured 745 people

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Indonesian tsunami has killed 168 people and injured 745 people

2018-12-23 20:25:02 85 ℃

Overseas Network December 23rd Foreign media said that the number of tsunami deaths in Indonesia has risen to 168. According to Agence France-Presse, local Indonesian officials said that the Indonesian tsunami has killed at least 168 people, 745 injured and 30 missing.

Taiwan’s “Central News Agency” reported that eight Taiwan compatriots traveling in Indonesia were trapped in the mountains due to the tsunami. Two of them were seriously injured and were waiting for medical treatment. At present, the Taiwan side has contacted the Taiwanese compatriots.

Comprehensive foreign media reports, when the tsunami occurred, a band called "seventeen" was performing on the stage, sitting in front of enjoying the music audience. Unexpectedly, the next second, the stage was attacked by the powerful waves from the rear. Both people and musical instruments fell into the sea, and the people who could not escape were screaming.

The Guardian said the band subsequently issued a statement saying that one of their bassists and agents died in the tsunami and four others were missing.

The Indonesian National Disaster Relief Agency issued a message confirming that the tsunami was hit on the evening of the 22nd local time in Banten province near the Indonesian side. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the tsunami was caused by the eruption of the Krakato volcano in the Sunda Strait. The Krakato volcano is actually a volcanic island with an altitude of over 800 meters and a water area of ​​about 10.5 square kilometers. Records have shown that in 1883, the volcanic eruption of the Krakato ignited a tsunami that allegedly destroyed hundreds of villages and cities, killing more than 30,000 people. (Overseas Network Luo Yiqing)

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