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At least 281 dead, 1000 injured in volcano-triggered Tsunami in Indonesia

In Indonesia, at least 281 people have died in a tsunami which was triggered by a volcano eruption. More than a 1000 people have been injured, said that country’s national disaster agency as the search for survivors continues.

“The number of victims and damage will continue to rise,” agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, told AFP.

Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which slammed into the coast of southern Sumatra and the western tip of Java about 9:30 pm (1430 GMT) on Saturday after a volcano known as the “child” of Krakatoa erupted.

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