By: Savannah Smith | 12-24-2018 | News
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Indonesia - Death Toll In Volcano-Triggered Tsunami Climbs to 281

The death toll in the volcano-triggered tsunami that hit disaster-prone Indonesia has climbed to 281, up from a previous 222 casualty count as local rescuers scramble to search for more survivors in the midst of heavy rains.

There are also more reasons for concern for the devastated Southeast Asian country as experts warn the affected region could be slammed by more tidal waves.

The fresh disaster that happened Saturday night local time left more than 1,000 people injured, while more than 50 individuals remain missing. 11,687 people were also displaced by the tsunami that struck the coast of southern Sumatra and the western tip of Java around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday following a volcanic eruption.

Five districts were affected. Hundreds of houses, hotel units, shops, and vessels were also destroyed by the tsunami. Trees were also uprooted and left strewn all over the beaches.

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho shares that sadly they're expecting the number of victims and damage to continue to rise.

Most of the casualties were found at Mutiara Hotel Carita Cottage, Sambolo Village and Tanjung Lesung Hotel.

Some dramatic footage are also spreading on social media showing a wall of water suddenly crashing into a concert featuring Seventeen, a pop group, with the cascading waters hurling band members off the stage before flooding into the audience.

Two members of the band and their manager were killed from the disaster, while three others including the lead singer’s wife remain missing.

President Donald Trump has tweeted his sympathies to Indonesia.


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