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Indonesia: Scenes of Devastation After Tsunami

Keisyah Aprilia
Lampung and Banten, Indonesia
2018-12-26
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Emergency personnel were still searching Wednesday for victims of the Sunda Strait tsunami that struck without warning late on Dec. 22 following an underwater landslide triggered by a volcanic eruption.

At least 430 people were killed, and more than 100 were still missing four days later, authorities said. Some 1,500 people were injured and almost 22,000 people were displaced.

The tsunami obliterated both sides of the Strait, devastating coastal areas of Lampung, Sumatra and Banten, Java. Hundreds of homes, boats and vehicles were destroyed.

Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait, has been belching smoke and lava in recent days. The region has also been battered by heavy rain and tidal flooding, complicating search efforts.

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