‘Volcano tsunami’ hits Indonesia after Krakatoa eruption


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At least 20 people have been killed after a tsunami hit the coast around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, government officials say.

The country’s disaster management agency says 165 people were injured, and dozens of buildings were damaged.

It says the possible cause of the tsunami were undersea landslides after the Krakatoa volcano erupted.

The Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean.

Footage posted by the head of the disaster management agency showed the aftermath of the tsunami, with flooded streets and an overturned car.

He had earlier posted footage of water rushing in and local residents trying to flee in panic.


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