Rescue Operation Underway in Indonesia amid Fear for More Tsunamis (+Video)
- December, 24, 2018 - 13:31
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Rescue operation is underway in Indonesia as authorities warn for more deadly tsunamis that could strike the Indonesian coastline in the coming days.
At least 281 people have died and more than a thousand injured from the tsunami, which struck the Indonesian coastline without warning Saturday night. Hundreds more are injured and more than two dozen remain missing.
In the wake of Saturday's disaster, Indonesian President Joko Widodo ordered Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geological Agency (BMKG) to purchase detectors which would provide "early warnings to community."
Eyewitnesses described fleeing for their lives as beachfront homes were swept away in the wave, which is thought to have been caused by underwater landslides following the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano, CNN reported.
According to local media, the wave reached as high as three meters (10 feet).
An Aerial video released by Indonesian media shows the aftermath of the incident.