Indonesia tsunami – live: Hundreds dead amid desperate search for missing, as survivors describe horror

A tsunami in Indonesia has killed at least 168 people and injured hundreds, following an underwater landslide caused by the eruption of island volcano Krakatoa.

Hundreds of buildings were “heavily damaged” when the tsunami struck the Sunda Strait and the nearby islands of Java and Sumatra late on Saturday. Thousands fled after the wave hit and it is unclear how many residents are missing.

Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said that the tsunami was exacerbated by an abnormally high tide, caused by the full moon. A tide warning remains in place through 25 December.

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Debris littered a property badly damaged by a tsunami in Carita, Indonesia. The tsunami occurred after the eruption of a volcano around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait during a busy holiday weekend, sending water crashing ashore and sweeping away hotels, hundreds of houses and people attending a beach concert

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An aerial photo shows damaged buildings in Carita

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Relatives mourn at a health facility where the bodies of tsunami victims are collected

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Residents collect debris from their collapsed houses

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A local health center officer covers a dead body

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An Indonesian man looks at ruined vehicles

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Indonesian men walk among debris

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Rescue team evacuate the body of a victim

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A ruined tractor sits in the water

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Survivors receive treatment at a hospital in Carita

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A resident walks past damaged houses

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A soldier examines a local resident who was injured

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Damaged cars are seen among the debris after a tsunami hit the Sunda Strait in Indonesia

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Debris littered a property badly damaged by a tsunami in Carita, Indonesia. The tsunami occurred after the eruption of a volcano around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait during a busy holiday weekend, sending water crashing ashore and sweeping away hotels, hundreds of houses and people attending a beach concert

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An aerial photo shows damaged buildings in Carita

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Relatives mourn at a health facility where the bodies of tsunami victims are collected

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Residents collect debris from their collapsed houses

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A local health center officer covers a dead body

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An Indonesian man looks at ruined vehicles

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Indonesian men walk among debris

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Rescue team evacuate the body of a victim

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A ruined tractor sits in the water

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Survivors receive treatment at a hospital in Carita

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A resident walks past damaged houses

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A soldier examines a local resident who was injured

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Damaged cars are seen among the debris after a tsunami hit the Sunda Strait in Indonesia

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Source : The Independent

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