Indonesia is hit by a deadly Tsunami - over 70 killed

Indonesia is hit by a deadly Tsunami - over 70 killed

Indonesia has been hit by another deadly Tsunami. The Tsnumai hit around 2.30 pm GMT and has hit popular touridt resorts.

So far 77 people have been killed and over 700 injured after a tsunami hit the coast on Indonesia’s Sunda Strait.

The country’s disaster management agency has briefed the media and said hundreds of buildings were damaged by Saturday’s violent tsunami.

The agency also added that the possible cause of the tsunami was undersea landslides after the Krakatoa volcano erupted.

The strait, between the islands of Java and Sumatra, connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean.

Deaths have been reported in the Pandeglang, South Lampung and Serang regions.

Among the areas hit was the popular Tanjung Lesung beach resort in west Java. There was no warning of the advancing wave.

Officials are investigating whether the tsunami was caused by Anak Krakatoa, a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait.

The eruption from the volcano can cause landslides under water which can trigger a Tsunami.

Indonesia is prone to Tsunamis because it lies on the ‘Ring of Fire. Many Tsunamis are triggered by earthquakes in this region and as recent as September over 2000 people were killed and over 100,000 displaced by a Tsunami and Earthquake that hit the Palu district.

More to follow as it breaks.

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