A tsunami following a volcanic eruption killed at least 168 people when
it slammed without warning into popular beaches around Indonesia's Sunda
Strait on Saturday night, cutting a swathe of destruction and
triggering mass panic as it swept inland.
Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit the coast of
southern Sumatra and the western tip of Java about 9:30 pm (1430 GMT)
following the eruption of a volcano known as the "child" of the
legendary Krakatoa, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo
Search and rescue teams were scouring rubble for survivors, with 168
confirmed dead, 745 people injured and 30 reported missing across three
regions, he said.
Dramatic video posted on social media showed a wall of water suddenly
crashing into an open-air concert by pop group "Seventeen" hurling
band members off the stage and then flooding into the audience.