43 killed, 584 injured as Tsunami hits Western Indonesia

Last Modified Sunday, 23 December 2018 (11:16 IST)
Jakarta: At least 43 people were killed and 584 injured when a struck off the Sunda Strait of between Java and Sumatra. 
As per Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency the tsunami occurred at 21:27 p.m. time (2257 IST), on Saturday hitting coastal areas of Sunda Strait, including Pandeglang and Serang districts of Banten province and south Lampung of Lampung province. 
Authorities said the wave was likely caused by an eruption of volcano, possibly due to underwater landslides.
'The cause of the tsunami is not an earthquake. But the possibility of an underwater landslide influenced the eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau. Along with the tidal wave due to the full moon.', Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, Head PR, Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management said in a tweet adding that the toll of victims is likely to increase. (UNI)