What we know so far
The volcano Anak Krakatoa meaning child of Krakatoa has triggered a deadly tsunami which has claimed the lives of 222 people. 843 have been injured and around 20 people have been reported missing authorities are expecting the death toll to rise. The disaster management agency has warned people to stay away from the coastline due to fears there could be another tsunami.
Local pop band seventeen were playing on Saturday night to a large crowd in a marquee at the Tanjung Lesung beach resort on the western tip of java when a wall of water hit the stage. A singer from the local group has said the bassist and the manager are dead with the drummer, guitarist and his wife are still missing.
A red cross official Kathy Mueller has said “There is debris littering the ground, crushed cars, crashed motorcycles, we’re seeing buildings that are collapsed” The main road into Pandeglang has been badly damaged, making it harder to give aid. Eyewitness Asep Perangkat said “Cars were dragged about 10 meters, and so were containers. Buildings on the edge of the beach were destroyed, trees and electricity poles fell to the ground.”