NEW DELHI: The death toll from Saturday’s tsunami in Indonesia has killed 373 and was certain to rise with more than 1,400 people injured.
1,459 people are injured, while 128 remain missing,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency, said in a statement.
However, the Indonesian Geological Agency said that they can’t confirm if the tsunami was triggered by the eruption of Krakatoa, since that mountain has been erupting since last June with even greater strength and never caused a tsunami. The damage affected five districts, Pandeglang, Serang, South Lampung, Tanggamus and Pesawaran – all in the Banten and Lampung provinces within the Sunda Strait. The Indonesian Medical Association said that it sent doctors, medical supplies and equipment, and that many of the injured were in need of orthopedic and neurological surgery.