168 dead and 745 injured after tsunami in Indonesia

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At least 168 people died and 745 were injured after a tsunami hit Sumatra and Java Islands last night. According to authorities, 30 people are still missing.

Rescue teams are now working to try to find possible survivors and recommend the local population to avoid approaching the coasts.

Total number of victims could continue to rise as access is gained to places where emergency services have not yet arrived.

Anak Krakatau volcano expelled magma, rocks and a column of smoke more than 1,600 feet from its summit last night and 25 minutes later the waves -up to two meters high- reached the coast.

Dramatic footage of the tsunami in Indonesia shows large waves crashing into an outdoor stage where a local rock band was performing, killing a musician.

The volcanoes in Indonesia are among the most active of the “Pacific Ring of Fire,” an area of great seismic and volcanic activity that is shaken every year by around 7,000 earthquakes.

 

 

 

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