12/24/2018 12:37:39 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
A tsunami killed at least 281 people and injured more than 1,000 when giant waves crashed into coastal towns on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra on Saturday (December 22), reports the BBC.
The giant killer waves are believed to have been generated when the Anak Krakatau volcano erupted causing underwater landslides.
The volcano erupted again on Sunday (December 23), spewing ash and smoke.
Hundreds of buildings were badly damaged when the tsunami struck along the rim of the Sunda Strait late on Saturday.
There was no early warning of the tsnunami, a spokesman for Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency said. Indonesia’s early warning system is set up to monitor earthquakes but not undersea landslides and volcanic eruptions, according to the spokesman. He added that because of lack of funds, vandalism and technical faults, there had been no operational tsunami warning system since 2012.
Four members of the Jakarta rock band Seventeen were killed when the tsunami struck while they were performing on stage at the Tanjung Lesung Beach Resort in Banten not far from Jakarta.
The band's singer, Riefian Fajarsyah, said in an emotional Instagram video that his wife, actress Dylan Sahara, was among the missing. The band’s drummer was also missing.
Tsunami strikes during a concert