A Tsunami, probably triggered by the Eruption of the volcano Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait, tore the stage and concert visitors to chairs. He destroyed on Saturday evening (local time) coastal areas on the two, in the Straits and nearby Islands of Java and Sumatra and killed at least 222 people. At least 843 people were injured in the West of Java and South of Sumatra.
The area around the Straits is due to the proximity to the Java to the nearby capital city of Jakarta, especially among Locals, is a popular holiday destination. The Swiss were, according to preliminary findings of the external Department is not among the Victims.
On Videos the traces of destruction in the Form of destroyed buildings and boats, as well as overturned cars were to be seen. The Indonesian civil protection, among others, talked of hundreds of damaged or destroyed homes, including nine Hotels. The full extent of the disaster was hours later, but still unclear.
for Hours with dead bodies in the water
The Tsunami hit the West of Java, located in the province of Banten, where many people went for holiday. There alone, the Indonesian civil protection counted at least 126 Dead. And it is precisely in this province, on the beach of Tanjung lesung in the district of Pandeglang with views of the Sunda Strait, and also played with the Band in front of about 260 employees of the state energy company PLN and their families.
pictures: The recent Tsunami in Indonesia
"At once crashed a large shaft from behind on the stage," said singer Riefian Fajarsyah - also known as Ifan later the local TV channel One. Two hours he had driven in the water around the corpses.
As he managed to get back on the feet, he found under the rubble, the corpses of the tour Manager and bass player. Also, the guitarist was dead, wrote "at Seventeen" in a message. Ifans wife and other band members were among the many Missing.
Search and rescue actions run
employees of different aid organizations helped in the Search and rescue actions. Volunteers of the Indonesian Red cross were in the district of Pandeglang in use, in order to supply the injured, to search for Missing persons and to identify first signs of damage, a spokeswoman said. It also found numerous relief goods such as water, plastic article ready to plan and hygiene.
Indonesia lies on the Pacific ring of fire, the geologically most active Zone of the earth. For the inhabitants, earthquake , Tsunamis and volcanic outbreaks are not a new experience. The island state has so many active volcanoes than any other country in the world. The Indonesian Agency for Geophysics suspected that the cause of the tsunami was an eruption of Anak Krakatau, which is about 50 kilometers from the coast in the Strait. It was created by a eruption of Krakatau, whose Eruption in 1883, 36'000 people estimated to have died - one of the most serious outbreaks at all.
Of Anak Krakatau was erupted in 2016 and 2017, and since June he had shown increased activity. The current Eruption had water according to the Indonesian Agency for Geophysics a landslide. The outbreak occurred, therefore, on Saturday night at 21.03 PM (local time), 24 minutes later, the Tsunami hit the country.
memories were quickly awake – at 26. December 2004, had taken a devastating Tsunami, in addition to other Eastern coastal States of the Indian ocean and Indonesia alone there are more than 160'000 people at the time were killed, there were a total of about 230'000 Dead. At the time, a powerful earthquake triggered the wave.
"seconds later, I ran only"
The current misfortune had Oystein Lund Andersen, an employee of the Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta and a passionate photographer of volcanoes in luck: He was just going to shoot from the beach Anyer shots of the Lava and ash-spewing Anak Kratakau.
"I Suddenly discovered this big wave," he told the Norwegian broadcaster NRK. "Seconds later, I just ran". In a nearby forest, he killed himself, according to the report. (fal/sda)
Created: 23.12.2018, 17:33 PM