on Saturday evening at 21.30 local time, a tsunami struck Indonesia with violent force.
the Tsunami hit several beaches around the Interior between the islands of Java and Sumatra shortly before sunset and has so far claimed the lives of 222 people. 843 people are injured and 28 people are unaccounted for or missing.
Among the missing are some members from popbandet Seventeen, up to the seconds before, the ten meter high waves hit the coast, played on the beach at Tanjung Lesung.
The typing of several international media such as CNN and The Guardian.
the death toll is constantly on the rise in Indonesia after the devastating tsunami hit the island state on Saturday night local time. Photo: AP/Fauzy Chaniago
In a heart-rending postings on the social media Instagram tells the band's lead singer, Fajarsyah, of the terrible moment when the disaster occurs. He also explains that two of his closest colleagues killed in the tsunami.
- I have to tell you that our bassist Bani, and our manager Oki Wijaya has passed away, he says, according to CNN in the advertisement.
Fajarsyahs wife and three of popgruppens members is still missing, tells the lead singer afterwards.
- Please pray that we can find Andi Herman, Ujang and my wife.
the Band performed for an audience Saturday at the 'Tanjung Lesung hotel-resort on the island of Java, when a spectator's recording suddenly documents the seconds, where the disaster occurred.
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Minta doanya agar istri saya @dylan_sahara , trus mas @hermanseventeen @andi_seventeen sama @uje17_rukmanarustam cepet ktmu dalam keadaan selamat sehat walafiat. Minta ikhlas nya buat orang2 tersayang mas @baniseventeen dan mas @oki_wijaya
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of disaster management in Indonesia, explained that the tsunami was due to a combination of submarine landslides from volcanic activity near the volcanic island of Krakatau, and a tidal wave.
Krakatua is an approximately 800 metre high volcanic island in the middle of the Interior. After several explosive eruptions occurred in 1927 a new volcano, Anak Krakatau, which is very active. It writes vulkaneksperten.dk.
It is volcanic activity from this volcano, according to the authorities, have triggered the submarine landslides.
the Houses and shops are destroyed in the coastal town of Tanjung Lesung, where a pop band on Sunday, played on the beach. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
A soldier examines an inhabitant of the island of Java. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
the foreign ministry's Citizen service informs that at three o'clock on the night of Sunday, no reports of the wounded danes.
- the Ministry of foreign affairs is following the situation in Indonesia. The ministry of foreign affairs at the present time, not knowing that there are danes among those injured. The ministry of foreign affairs calls for the danes on the spot follow the local authorities advice and instructions, reads the announcement.
On the other hand it was a Norwegian man, who on a daily basis working at the Norwegian embassy in the capital Jakarta, firsthand to the horrors which unfolded on Saturday evening local time.
He was at the weekend made a trip to Java with his wife and their small son, when he around noon. 21.30 noticed that there was smoke and lava from the volcano, which was replaced by silence.
- Usually tend not to be as great a change in so short a time. While I stood by the water and wondered about this, so I'm suddenly a big wave come straight towards me, and I began to run, says Øystein Lund Andersen to the Norwegian newspaper VG.
The Norwegian family escaped with their lives intact. Along with hundreds of other shocked witnesses to the disaster they have been evacuated to a village, which is located 70 meters above sea level.
So idyllic it looked at Tanjung Lesung, before the tsunami hit the coast. Photo credit: Shutterstock
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War & disasters - 23. dec. 2018 - at. 06:22 Many people died after the tsunami in Indonesia