The number of tsunami deaths in Indonesia has risen to 43. No Chinese civilian casualties report

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The number of tsunami deaths in Indonesia has risen to 43. No Chinese civilian casualties report

2018-12-23 20:25:11 58 ℃

Xinhua News Agency, Jakarta, December 23 (Zheng Shibo) The Indonesian Disaster Relief Agency confirmed on the 23rd that the tsunami on the evening of the 22nd in the western part of the country has caused 43 deaths and 584 injuries. There are currently no reports of casualties of Chinese citizens.

Indonesia Disaster Relief Agency spokesman Soutopo said on Twitter that as of 7 am on the 23rd, the tsunami caused two people to disappear, 430 houses and nine hotels were damaged, and dozens of ships were damaged. damage.

Sutopo also released a video of netizens shooting in the disaster area. The picture shows that some houses on the beach were destroyed by the waves, and the bricks and tiles were scattered all over the place. The branches and wastes washed by the waves were everywhere, and the scene was a mess. In another video, a number of cars were immersed in a low-lying area on the roadside, and the owner raised the flashlight in the dark night to check the loss.

A netizen said on social media that when the tsunami came, he was filming the eruption of the volcano in the Karakota on the beach, and suddenly saw a row of huge waves propelling to the shore. The netizen then fled through the jungle and the village to a nearby high position. The sea entered the hotel where he stayed and drowned a lot of cars.

The reporter learned from the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia that the Embassy is verifying the situation and has not received any reports of casualties of Chinese citizens.

The tsunami occurred on the evening of the 22nd in the Sunda Strait in western Indonesia. At the time of the tsunami, no local seismic activity was detected. It was initially suspected that the tsunami was caused by the volcanic eruption of the Karakato volcano and the high tide caused by the moon.

The Krakato volcano is an active volcano in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. The volcano is currently active.

Indonesia is located in the Pacific Rim earthquake zone, with frequent earthquakes and tsunamis. At the end of September this year, an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 occurred in Donggara County, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The earthquake and the tsunami caused more than 2,000 deaths.