Warga yang rumahnya roboh dihantam tsunami mengambil atap untuk dipasang lagi di Kampung Sinar Laut, Kecamatan Panimbang, Pandeglang, Banten, Minggu (23/12/2018). BPBD setempat mencatat sedikitnya 49 orang tewas dan ratusan rumah hancur diterjang tsunami di sepanjang pesisir Banten mulai Pantai Anyer, Carita, Panimbang, hingga Tanjung Lesung. ANTARA FOTO/Muhammad Bagus Khoirunas/hp.

Sunda Strait Tsunami Aftermath

BY : JAKARTA GLOBE

DECEMBER 24, 2018

A tsunami killed at least 281 people and injured more than a thousand on the islands of Java and Sumatra following an underwater landslide believed to have been caused by an eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano, officials said on Monday.

More than 11,000 people have been left homeless and 611 homes were either destroyed or severely damaged when the tsunami struck without warning along the rim of the Sunda Strait on Saturday night, according to National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

He added that 57 people were still missing.

Anak Krakatau, located roughly halfway between the islands of Java and Sumatra, has been spewing ash and lava for months. It erupted again just after 9 p.m. on Saturday and the tsunami struck about 30 minutes later, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).

Sutopo said the tsunami was exacerbated by abnormally high tides because of the full moon.

Residents who were left homeless by the tsunami taking refuge at the Panimbang district office in Pandeglang, Banten, on Sunday. They said help and supplies were slow to arrive. (Antara Photo/Muhammad Bagus Khoirunas)
Residents who were left homeless by the tsunami taking refuge at the Panimbang district office in Pandeglang, Banten, on Sunday. They said help and supplies were slow to arrive. (Antara Photo/Muhammad Bagus Khoirunas)

 

Tsunami victims receiving treatment at Pagelaran clinic in Pandeglang. (Antara Photo/Basarnas)
Tsunami victims receiving treatment at Pagelaran clinic in Pandeglang. (Antara Photo/Basarnas)

 

Body bags containing the remains of tsunami victims seen in Cinangka, Serang. (Antara Photo/Basarnas)
Body bags containing the remains of tsunami victims seen in Cinangka, Serang. (Antara Photo/Basarnas)

 

Residents evacuating victims of the tsunami in a coastal village in Cinangka. (Antara Photo/Basarnas)
Residents evacuating victims of the tsunami in a coastal village in Cinangka. (Antara Photo/Basarnas)

 

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