indonesian tsunami dec 2018

For several weeks Disaster Aid Response Teams (DARTs) from Australia and the UK have been working in Sulawasi to assist the people of Palu.

As the last DARTs travelled home another Tsunami Disaster has struck Indonesia in the Sunda Strait Region.

The tsunami was belived to be triggered by an undersea landslide, caused by an eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, late on 22nd December. 

A five-metre wall of water washed at least 20 metres inland across the stretch of coast.

The devastation, included hundreds of flattened homes and with many other buildings also impacted.

Currently the official death toll is over 200, with victims spread throughout the Pandeglang, South Lampung and Serang regions.

Latest reports indicate over 800 have been injured although the numbers of dead and injured are expected to rise in the coming days.
 
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