Tsunami toll in Indonesia rises to 222

PANDEGLANG, Dec. 23, 2018 (Xinhua) — A car is buried in debris after a tsunami hit Sunda Strait in Pandeglang, Banten province, in Indonesia, Dec. 23, 2018. The total casualty of a tsunami triggered by the eruption of Krakatau Child volcano has increased to 168 people in coastal areas of Sunda Strait of western Indonesia, disaster agency official said here on Sunday. The catastrophe killed at least 168 people, wounded at least 745 ones and collapsed a total of 430 houses and nine hotels, and caused damages to scores of ships.

Jakarta,  The death toll from the tsunami triggered by volcano eruption in Indonesia rose to 222, and over 800 people were injured, Xinhua reported quoting officials on Sunday.

The catastrophe has killed 222 people, while 843 others were injured and 28 people missing, media reports quoted Indonesia’s national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho as saying.

The number is expected to increase, according to the spokesman.