Death toll from Indonesia tsunami rises to 222

Death toll from Indonesia tsunami rises to 222

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Jakarta, Dec 23: The death toll from the tsunami triggered by volcano eruption in Indonesia rose to 222, and over 800 people were injured, officials said 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.

The tsunami waves struck the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra following an underwater landslide, which is believed to be caused by the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano, at night without any warning, destroying hundreds of buildings, said a BBC News report on Sunday. UNI