Tsunami leaves at least 43 dead after hitting Sunda Strait beaches

Published on 23 Dec 2018 11:50:30 AM

Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said 43 people were dead and another 584 injured after a tsunami struck coastal areas around the Sunda Strait between the islands of Sumatra and Java late Saturday night.

Agency’s spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said at least two people are missing and properties were badly damaged in the incident.

He said the tsunami was caused by a combination of an undersea landslide resulting from volcanic activity on Anak Krakatau and a tidal wave.