At least 20 people have died and more than 160 are injured after tsunami strikes Indonesia following Krakatoa volcano eruption
- Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency said at least 20 people have been confirmed killed in the tsunami
- A further 165 people have been injured after the wave hit beaches around the Sunda Strait
- It is believed the wave was caused by seismic activity from the volcanic eruption on nearby Krakatoa
- Almost 900 people were killed in the region in September after an earthquake caused a tsunami
At least 20 people have been killed after a tsunami caused by a volcanic eruption hit beaches in Indonesia.
The wave hit beaches around the Sunda Strait late on Saturday night.
The country’s Disaster Mitigation Agency confirmed around 165 people have been injured.
At least 20 people have been killed after a tsunami hit beaches around the Sunda Strait late on Saturday night
The killer wave was believed to have been caused by a volcanic eruption on nearby Krakatoa
More than 165 people have reportedly been injured as a result of the tsunami which hit late on Saturday night
It is believed the tsunami was caused by an undersea landslide following the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano.
It is understood the wave hit beaches on the Sunda Strait – between the islands of Java and Sumatra.
In September, at least 832 people were killed by a quake and tsunami that hit the city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi, which is just east of Borneo.
A volcanic eruption in Krakatoa in 1883 was one of the deadliest in recorded history killing more than 36,000 people.
A video circulating on Twitter shows a two-foot high wave washing ashore. Later photographs show cars overturned and buildings destroyed.
However, local media said Indonesian authorities warned coastal areas could be hit by 7-foot high waves.
More to follow.
It is believed the tsunami may have been caused by seismic activity from an eruption on Krakatoa (pictured here in July)