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Volcano Triggers Tsunami in Indonesia, Kills Over 222

  • More than 222 people are reportedly killed, 843 injured and 28 missing in the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra after a tsunami was triggered by an erupting Anak Krakatau volcano. The spokesperson for the disaster mitigation agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said that the tsunami struck rim of the Sunda Strait almost without warning late on Saturday. It heavily damaged hundreds of homes and other buildings. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate the lower grounds after the tsunami struck and had to be moved to higher ground. Reports say the authorities had warned both the residents and tourists in the Sunda Strait areas to stay away from beaches till December 25. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency have asked the evacuated people not to return yet.