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More than 220 dead as tsunami strikes Indonesia: Giant wave wipes out pop concert killing two band members as hundreds are injured and villages destroyed after Krakatoa volcano erupts(50 Pics)

At least 220 people have been killed and 800 injured after a tsunami struck beaches in Indonesia overnight.
A further 30 people are still missing after a volcanic eruption caused a deadly wave to crash over a pop concert where band Seventeen were playing on Saturday evening, sending people fleeing for their lives. 
Two members of the band, the guitarist and the bass player, have been confirmed dead, along with the road manager and a crew member, while the drummer is missing.
Seventeen's bassist M. Awal 'Bani' Purbani, road manager Oki Wijaya, guitarist Herman Sikumbang and crew member Ujang, all died the lead singer Riefian 'Ifan' Fajarsyah said. 
The 20 foot high wave hit beaches around the Sunda Strait, between the islands of Java and Sumatra at about 9.30pm local time, destroying 430 houses, nine hotels and 10 ships.
Scientists say the tsunami was probably caused by the eruption of Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island formed over years from the nearby Krakatau volcano. The Meteorology and Geophysics agency also said tidal waves may have been strengthened by the full moon. 
Undersea landslides from the eruption of Anak Krakatau - an island formed from previous blasts from Krakatoa - were recorded 24 minutes before the tsunami struck. 
Eyewitnesses have described fleeing for their lives as beachfront hotels and homes were swept away in the province of Banten in the Strait, when the wall of water hit.
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Homes and businesses were swept away by the 16ft wave which crashed onto the beachfront on Saturday evening after a volcanic eruption 
Homes and businesses were swept away by the 16ft wave which crashed onto the beachfront on Saturday evening after a volcanic eruption 
Bodies of victims recovered along Carita beach are placed in body bags as families search for the missing on Sunday morning
Bodies of victims recovered along Carita beach are placed in body bags as families search for the missing on Sunday morning
A man is consoled by a rescue worker after identifying his relative among the bodies of tsunami victims in Carita, Indonesia
A man is consoled by a rescue worker after identifying his relative among the bodies of tsunami victims in Carita, Indonesia
A man holds the body of a small child wrapped in a cloth after the youngster was killed in the disaster which struck on Saturday 
A man holds the body of a small child wrapped in a cloth after the youngster was killed in the disaster which struck on Saturday 
Grieving Indonesians stand over the bodies of the dead who have now been collected for identification from across the islands 
Grieving Indonesians stand over the bodies of the dead who have now been collected for identification from across the islands 
A property which once stood on the seafront on the island, with a swimming pool and multiple cars has been battered 
A property which once stood on the seafront on the island, with a swimming pool and multiple cars has been battered 
The band Seventeen were playing a set when the tsunami struck (moments before wave hit pictured), and members of the band are now reported missing
The band Seventeen were playing a set when the tsunami struck (moments before wave hit pictured), and members of the band are now reported missing
Riefian 'Ifan' Fajarsyah survived after the band's performance was hit by a tsunami
Lead singer Riefian 'Ifan' Fajarsyah announced the deaths
The singer Riefian 'Ifan' Fajarsyah who was wearing a Seventeen top cried as he told followers band members had been killed in the tsunami 
Terrifying footage from Tanjung Lesung Beach Resort showed dozens of locals enjoying a set by band Seventeen late on Saturday until suddenly, the stage collapses.
Some 200 employees of state electricity utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) and family members had gathered for their end-of-year party when the tsunami struck on Saturday night. 
People were heard screaming as they fled the oncoming wave, which swallowed the band on stage in a split second. 
'Underwater I could only pray 'Jesus Christ help,' Zack, a crew member of the rock band Seventeen, said in an Instagram post.
'In the final seconds I almost ran out of breath,' he said, adding he survived by clinging to part of the collapsed stage.
Survivors are currently unable to reach Jakarta, the country's capital, for treatment because the route is blocked.  

Anak Krakatoa: The explosive history of the Indonesian volcano island 

Catastrophic: An artist's impression of the historic 1883 eruption of Krakatoa
Catastrophic: An artist's impression of the historic 1883 eruption of Krakatoa
Anak Krakatoa meaning 'Child of Krakatoa' was named by Indonesian people over its formation.
The island emerged from the sea in 1927, decades after a cataclysmic natural disaster in 1883 when a larger island with three volcanic peaks erupted, causing huge tidal waves which killed 36,000 people.
The series of explosions were among the worst recorded in history, between 26 and 27 August 1883. It was so loud, Australians in Alice Springs heard the eruption 3,600 km away.
Originally 2,667ft high, Krakatoa had collapsed to 820ft beneath sea level. 
About 4,500 people were killed and numerous villages destroyed, but far more devastating was the subsequent 130ft-high tsunami. 
The explosive force was 13,000 times the power of the atomic bomb that annihilated Hiroshima. 
In 1927 fisherman spotted a small cone coming up from the sea, as the child of Krakatoa rose.
Within decades the new island towered above the water. It now stands 1200ft above the water.
Since the first major natural disaster smaller eruptions have happened in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and more recently. The new island of Krakatou is in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra and is 3 miles wide and 5.5 miles long (9 by 5 kilometers). It is part of the Indonesian Island Arc.
Volcanic activity is due to subduction of the Indo-Australian tectonic plate as it moves northward toward mainland Asia.
Devil’s cauldron: Krakatoa’s eruptions draw in violent thunderstorms, adding to the air of menace
Devil’s cauldron: Krakatoa’s eruptions draw in violent thunderstorms, adding to the air of menace
Anak Krakatau grows an average 13 cm (5 inches) per week, or average 6,8 m (22 ft) per year. 
As of 2018, Krakatoa Island's height is 813 m (2667 ft).
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NASA released an image of the smoking volcanic island taken from the MultiSpectral Instrument (MSI) on the European Space Agency (ESA)'s Sentinel-2
NASA released an image of the smoking volcanic island taken from the MultiSpectral Instrument (MSI) on the European Space Agency (ESA)'s Sentinel-2
The water swept 65 feet (20 meters) inland devastating hundreds of homes, hotels and cars in its path. The emergency search and rescue mission began on Sunday 
The water swept 65 feet (20 meters) inland devastating hundreds of homes, hotels and cars in its path. The emergency search and rescue mission began on Sunday 
Aerial shots show how buildings have been swept over as debris fills the streets and cars are crushed against one another 
Aerial shots show how buildings have been swept over as debris fills the streets and cars are crushed against one another 
Shots from above have shown the devastation as entire buildings just metres from the sea are wiped out by a tsunami 
Shots from above have shown the devastation as entire buildings just metres from the sea are wiped out by a tsunami 
The volcanic island Anak Krakatoa stands 1200ft above sea level after first emerging from the depths of the ocean in 1937 
The volcanic island Anak Krakatoa stands 1200ft above sea level after first emerging from the depths of the ocean in 1937 

Where there was once a hotel and a swimming pool is a mess of concrete and metal after the deadly tsunami which killed more than 200
Where there was once a hotel and a swimming pool is a mess of concrete and metal after the deadly tsunami which killed at least 220 
The community is attempting to rebuild after the disaster struck late on Saturday obliterating buildings and wiping out entire hotels 
The community is attempting to rebuild after the disaster struck late on Saturday obliterating buildings and wiping out entire hotels 
Beach buildings were completely destroyed. A man is pictured on the sand but officials are warning people to stay away from the sea
Beach buildings were completely destroyed. A man is pictured on the sand but officials are warning people to stay away from the sea
Shocking aerial footage showing Kalianda Beach after the tsunami
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Bodies are being carried through the streets by rescue workers who are beginning to count the cost of the devastating quake and tsunami 
Bodies are being carried through the streets by rescue workers who are beginning to count the cost of the devastating quake and tsunami 
Women are treated on the back of a truck and IV drips hang from the cabin after the tsunami washed over islands in Indonesia
Women are treated on the back of a truck and IV drips hang from the cabin after the tsunami washed over islands in Indonesia
The remains of buildings are being painstakingly searched through as more than thirty people remain missing in Carita 
The identification process will soon begin as Indonesians mourn the loss of scores of neighbours and friends just months after 2000 were killed in Palu on the island of Sulawesi
The identification process will soon begin as Indonesians mourn the loss of scores of neighbours and friends just months after 2000 were killed in Palu on the island of Sulawesi
The stage suddenly collapsed (pictured) and people can be heard screaming as they flee the oncoming wave
The stage suddenly collapsed (pictured) and people can be heard screaming as they flee the oncoming wave
Rescuers survey the devastation caused by Indonesian tsunami
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Lead singer Riefian Fajarsyah asks for prayers after the tsunami
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Members of the band have now been reported missing by their lead singer Riefian Fajarsyah who posted on Instagram asking for prayers.
'We lost our bassist, Bani and our manager Oki,' he said tearfully in a video. 
Asep Perangkat, who fled Carita beach Saturday night, said he was with his family when the wave surged through the town, carving a path of destruction.
The tsunami comes 14 years after one of the deadliest natural disasters in recent times – the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004.
About 230,000 people were killed and 1.7m people left homeless, while up to 70 per cent of some villages were wiped out.
The latest disaster comes less than three months after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit the city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi, which is just east of Borneo, causing widespread damage and killing 2,256 people.
More than 70,000 homes were said to have been damaged, while communications, water and electricity infrastructure was also severely impaired.
A volcanic eruption in Krakatoa in 1883 was one of the deadliest in recorded history at the time, killing more than 36,000 people. 
The residents of the Indonesian islands pile onto scooters as they take in the damage done to the islands overnight on Saturday 
The residents of the Indonesian islands pile onto scooters as they take in the damage done to the islands overnight on Saturday 
A rescuer is seen through a damaged house as he takes part in a search operation of tsunami victims in Carita. Beds and home furnishings can be seen through the broken walls of homes by the sea
A rescuer is seen through a damaged house as he takes part in a search operation of tsunami victims in Carita. Beds and home furnishings can be seen through the broken walls of homes by the sea
An Indonesian man sits down among the ruins of houses on the beach after a tsunami hit Sunda Strait in Anyer, Banten
An Indonesian man sits down among the ruins of houses on the beach after a tsunami hit Sunda Strait in Anyer, Banten
'Cars were dragged about 10 metres and so were containers,' Perangkat told AFP.
'Buildings on the edge of the beach were destroyed, trees and electric poles fell to the ground.
'All the residents that are safe ran to the forest,' he said.
In Lampung province, on the other side of the strait, Lutfi Al Rasyid said he fled the beach in Kalianda city in fear for his life.
'I could not start my motorbike so I left it and I ran... I just prayed and ran as far as I could,' the 23-year-old told AFP.
The country's Disaster Mitigation Agency confirmed more than 800 have been injured while rescue missions to recover the dead began.
The most deaths were recorded in Pandeglang district with 164 dead, while Serang district recorded 11 dead and 48 were killed in South Lampung. One person died in Tanggamus. 
Anak Krakatoa "Child of Krakatoa" has been particularly active since June, occasionally sending massive plumes of ash high into the sky and in October a tour boat was nearly hit by lava bombs from the erupting volcano. 
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning to airline pilots working in the region that a volcanic ash cloud is heading south west from the scene of of the eruption up to an altitude of 55,000 feet
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning to airline pilots working in the region that a volcanic ash cloud is heading south west from the scene of of the eruption up to an altitude of 55,000 feet
Krakatoa volcano erupts in Indonesia before 'causing tsunami'. Scientists believe the full moon strengthened the rush of water sent crashing into land after the eruption 
Krakatoa volcano erupts in Indonesia before 'causing tsunami'. Scientists believe the full moon strengthened the rush of water sent crashing into land after the eruption 
Villagers pick through the remains of a home just days before Christmas after the wall of water came crashing into the beach 
Villagers pick through the remains of a home just days before Christmas after the wall of water came crashing into the beach 
Medics have been called in to help the sick and injured. A woman was being helped by doctors in Carita just hours after the devastation (pictured) 
Medics have been called in to help the sick and injured. A woman was being helped by doctors in Carita just hours after the devastation (pictured) 
'Volcano tsunami' called Krakatoa erupts killing at least 168
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A tsunami alert has been issued and people in low-lying areas have fled to higher ground while search and rescue operations look for survivors. Authorities have warned people to stay away from beaches while a high-tide warning remained in place through to till December 25.
It is believed the tsunami was caused by an undersea landslide following the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano. The wave hit beaches on the Sunda Strait - between the islands of Java and Sumatra. 
Indonesian officials said recently Krakatoa has been spewing volcanic ash into the air. 
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has been monitoring the situation and has issued a red warning to airline pilots operating in the region that an ash cloud is spreading south west from the volcano to an altitude of 55,000 feet.  
Moment men run as large wave hits coastal town in Indonesia
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At least 200Z people have been killed after a tsunami hit beaches around the Sunda Strait late on Saturday night
At least 220 people have been killed after a tsunami hit beaches around the Sunda Strait late on Saturday night
The army has been called in to help with the search and rescue mission which is currently hoping to find survivors who may be trapped in collapsed huts 
The army has been called in to help with the search and rescue mission which is currently hoping to find survivors who may be trapped in collapsed huts 
Families have been surveying the damage this morning after at least 220 people were killed in a tsunami in Carita, Indonesia
Families have been surveying the damage this morning after at least 220 people were killed in a tsunami in Carita, Indonesia
Minibus lodged in house after tsunami strikes in Indonesia
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Rescue teams and locals are working together to try to find the missing. On Sunday morning it was reported 30 people were not accounted for
Rescue teams and locals are working together to try to find the missing. On Sunday morning it was reported 30 people were not accounted for
Bodies of victims recovered along Carita beach are placed in bright yellow bags
Bodies of victims recovered along Carita beach are placed in bright yellow bags
A resident walks past a collapsed guesthouse after a tsunami hit the area at Carita beach in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia
A resident walks past a collapsed guesthouse after a tsunami hit the area at Carita beach in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia
Krakatoa volcano erupts in Indonesia before 'causing tsunami'
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Entire buildings were flattened in the natural disaster. Scientists have said the full moon may have strengthened tidal waves
Entire buildings were flattened in the natural disaster. Scientists have said the full moon may have strengthened tidal waves
Indonesian authorities said they are still searching for possible victims of a tsunami which hit the Sunda Strait on Saturday night (pictured residents inspect the damage to their homes on Carita beach)
Indonesian authorities said they are still searching for possible victims of a tsunami which hit the Sunda Strait on Saturday night (pictured residents inspect the damage to their homes on Carita beach)
Indonesia President expresses sorrow after tsunami hits the country
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Teams have begun recovering the bodies as they assess the scale of the devastation caused by an eruption of the Anak Krakatoa volcano
Teams have begun recovering the bodies as they assess the scale of the devastation caused by an eruption of the Anak Krakatoa volcano
Survivors of the Indonesian tsunami which killed at least 113 and injured a further 600 sheltered in a mosque after they evacuated to higher ground in case of further flooding
Survivors of the Indonesian tsunami which killed at least 113 and injured a further 600 sheltered in a mosque after they evacuated to higher ground in case of further flooding
The killer wave was believed to have been caused by a volcanic eruption on nearby Krakatoa
The killer wave was believed to have been caused by a volcanic eruption on nearby Krakatoa
More than 600 people have reportedly been injured as a result of the tsunami which hit late on Saturday night 
More than 600 people have reportedly been injured as a result of the tsunami which hit late on Saturday night 
Tourists have described the moment they realised the natural disaster had hit.
Norwegian tourist Oystein Lund Andersen told the BBC: 'I was on the beach. I was alone, my family were sleeping in a room.
'I was trying to photograph the erupting Krakatoa volcano.
'Earlier in the evening, there was quite heavy eruption activity.
'But just prior to the waves hitting the beach, there was no activity at all. It was just dark out there.
'And suddenly I saw this wave coming, and I had to run.
'There were two waves. The first wave wasn't that strong - I could run from it.
'I ran straight to the hotel, where my wife and my son were sleeping.
'And I woke them up... and I heard a bigger wave coming. I looked out of the window when the second wave hit. It was much bigger.
'The wave passed the hotel. Cars were pushed off the road.
'We and other people at the hotel went straight to the forest (on higher ground) next to the hotel.
'And we're still up on the hill now.'
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. 
The number of victims is likely to increase because not all affected areas have been assessed, said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.
Cars submerged in water after tsunami hits Pandeglang
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The Meteorology and Geophysics agency in a separate statement said the tsunami could have been caused by undersea landslides from the eruption of Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island formed over years from the nearby Krakatau volcano (pictured residents evacuate from damaged homes on Carita Beach, Banten)
The Meteorology and Geophysics agency in a separate statement said the tsunami could have been caused by undersea landslides from the eruption of Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island formed over years from the nearby Krakatau volcano (pictured residents evacuate from damaged homes on Carita Beach, Banten)
The number of victims is likely to increase because not all affected areas have been assessed, said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (pictured soldier examines as he takes care of a local resident who was injured following a tsunami which hit at Tanjung Lesung district)
The number of victims is likely to increase because not all affected areas have been assessed, said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (pictured soldier examines as he takes care of a local resident who was injured following a tsunami which hit at Tanjung Lesung district)
Initial reports suggest that hundreds of homes could have been destroyed by the powerful wave which struck last night (pictured a ruined car that was rolled over in the tsunami in Sunda Strait, in Anyer, Banten)
Initial reports suggest that hundreds of homes could have been destroyed by the powerful wave which struck last night (pictured a ruined car that was rolled over in the tsunami in Sunda Strait, in Anyer, Banten)
This image from Flight Radar 24 shows how the ash cloud is spreading from Krakatoa towards the main route from Sydney to Dubai
This image from Flight Radar 24 shows how the ash cloud is spreading from Krakatoa towards the main route from Sydney to Dubai
One witness, Øystein Lund Andersen wrote on Facebook: 'I had to run, as the wave passed the beach and landed 15-20m (meters) inland (A local health center officer covers a dead body after a tsunami at Panimbang district in Pandeglang, Banten)
One witness, Øystein Lund Andersen wrote on Facebook: 'I had to run, as the wave passed the beach and landed 15-20m (meters) inland (A local health center officer covers a dead body after a tsunami at Panimbang district in Pandeglang, Banten)
Baten Province is left in ruins by tsunami in Indonesia
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One witness,  Øystein Lund Andersen wrote on Facebook: 'I had to run, as the wave passed the beach and landed 15-20m (meters) inland. Next wave entered the hotel area where i was staying and downed cars on the road behind it. Managed to evacuate with my family to higher ground trough forest paths and villages, where we are taken care of (by) the locals. Were unharmed, thankfully.'
He said he had been taking photographs of the eruption on Krakatoa when the wave struck. 
He added: 'So encountered my first tsunami it seems, hopefully my last.'  
Smoke spews out of Krakatoa after eruption reportedly caused tsunami
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It is believed the tsunami may have been caused by seismic activity from an eruption on Krakatoa (pictured here in July)
It is believed the tsunami may have been caused by seismic activity from an eruption on Krakatoa (pictured here in July)
Debris is seen from a damaged home on Carita beach after a five-metre wall of water surged into the coast of Banten province on Saturday night
Debris is seen from a damaged home on Carita beach after a five-met

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