A tsunami triggered by a volcano has hit coastlines along the Sunda Strait in western Indonesia, killing at least 235 people and injuring nearly 900 others, local officials say. The death toll is expected to rise.
It happened late on Saturday when an eruption intensified at Mount Anak Krakatau, which is located in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra.
It’s believed to have caused an underwater landslide, which in turn triggered a tsunami.
At least 235 people were killed, including 164 in Pandeglang, 60 in South Lampung, and 11 in Serang, according to Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency.
A spokesman for the agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said the death toll is expected to rise because rescue work is ongoing, BNO News reports.