Indonesia tsunami: 222 dead and ‘many missing’ after Anak Krakatoa erupts – latest updates

Volcanic activity believed to have sent a wave crashing into villages and hotels in the popular tourist area on the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra. Follow all the developments here

The death toll has just climbed to 222, with 843 injured and 28 missing, according to AP, which is citing Indonesia’s disaster agency.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman from Indonesia’s disaster management agency, said the figure could rise further as not all affected areas had been reached.

Last night’s tsunami was one of a series of disasters to hit Indonesia in 2018. More than 100 people died when an earthquake devastated the tourist island of Lombok near Bali in August. In September a 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit the area around Palu on the island of Sulawesi in northern Indonesia. It triggered a tsunami and together the two natural disasters devastated the region. The official death toll is more than 2,000 but it is feared this figure could finally rise to 5,000.

Martin Farrer has written a run-down of the terrible disasters to affect the country this year.

Related: Sunda Strait tsunami is latest in a series of Indonesian disasters in 2018

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