Indonesian tsunami: tsunamis occur in Sunda Strait, destroying the coastal shores of Banten and Lampung



The National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) has renewed the number of deaths due to the tsunami on the Banten coast. There were 281 dead.

"Data on the impact of the tsunami until 23 December 2018 at 10:00, WIB (Local Time), temporary data on the number of dead, 281 dead, 1016 wounded, 83 missing," said Sunday the head of the data center and information from BNPB, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (23/12/2018).

The tsunami occurred Saturday night (12/22). In addition to 281 people died, there were hundreds of heavily damaged housing units.

"Then there were 430 heavily damaged housing units, 9 heavily damaged hotel units, 10 heavily damaged ships, and this data will continue to increase," he said.

The most affected area is the Pandeglang Regency, which includes the tourist areas of Carita Beach, Tanjung Lesung, Sumur, Teluk Lada and Panimbang. BNPB until the TNI (Indonesia Armed) conducts a survey on mapping the impact of disasters.

"The most seriously affected areas are in the Padeglang Regency, namely the tourist region and the settlement areas of Tanjung Lesung, Sumur, Teluk Lada, Panimbang and Carita, and therefore surveys and maps. in preparation are being implemented. "What TNI does, BNPB uses helicopters," Sutopo said.

Second tsunami warning issued

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of the BNPB's Public Information and Public Relations Center, said that his party and the Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) had appealed to residents of the region's coastal region. Serang, in the regency of Pandeglang, at Banten, so that they move away from the shore. Because, according to Sutopo, there is a possibility of strong waves or aftershocks. "The BMKG has given a warning since last night that people do not exercise activities on the coast or far from the coast, as the possibility of a subsequent tsunami could still occur," said Sutopo.

Until this news was written, the mass evacuation process was still ongoing

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