In Pictures: Indonesia reels from tsunami destruction

As of yet the death tolls stand at 281


News Desk December 24, 2018
Damaged buildings at the Mutiara Carita Cottages in Carita in Banten province on December 24, 2018, two days after a tsunami . Photo: AFP

INDONESIA: Indonesia was hit by a tsunami on Saturday night that swept over beaches of southern Sumatra as well as the western tip of Java, flooding nearby tourist hotels and coastal settlements.

Experts said that the tsunami was caused by the eruption of the Anak Krakatoa volcano in the Sunda Strait, which triggered an underwater landslide.

So far 281 deaths have been reported, caused by the devastating flood, and the death toll expected to rise.

Pictures below document the devastation wreaked by the tsunami in Indonesia.

Soldiers search for bodies under a collapsed wall in a beach front hotel, which was hit by a tsunami in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters Soldiers search for bodies under a collapsed wall in a beach front hotel, which was hit by a tsunami in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters

 

A teenage boy cries after finding his relatives among the ruins of his house which was hit by the tsunami in Indonesia. Photo: Reuters A teenage boy cries after finding his relatives among the ruins of his house which was hit by the tsunami in Indonesia. Photo: Reuters

 

A man carries a chicken as he searches for belonging at his house hit by the tsunami in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters A man carries a chicken as he searches for belonging at his house hit by the tsunami in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters

 

 A man stands in front of his destroyed house, after it was hit by a tsunami in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters A man stands in front of his destroyed house after it was hit by a tsunami in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters

 

Rescue workers carry a body bag containing the remains of a victim of the tsunami in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters Rescue workers carry a body bag containing the remains of a victim of the tsunami in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters

 

This picture shows a damaged car at the Mutiara Carita Cottages in Carita in Banten province. Photo: AFP This picture shows a damaged car at the Mutiara Carita Cottages in Carita in Banten province. Photo: AFP

 

Debris is seen after the area was hit by a tsunami at Carita beach in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters Debris is seen after the area was hit by a tsunami at Carita beach in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters

 

Damaged buildings at the Mutiara Carita Cottages in Carita in Banten province. Photo: AFP Damaged buildings at the Mutiara Carita Cottages in Carita in Banten province. Photo: AFP

 

A damaged building at the Mutiara Carita Cottages in Carita in Banten province on December 24, 2018. Photo: AFP A damaged building at the Mutiara Carita Cottages in Carita in Banten province. Photo: AFP

 

This general view shows a damaged building at the Mutiara Carita Cottages in Carita in Banten province. Photo: AFP This general view shows a damaged building at the Mutiara Carita Cottages in Carita in Banten province. Photo: AFP

 

Police officers search for victims among rubble of a destroyed beach front hotel, which was hit by a tsunami in Indonesia. Photo: Reuters Police officers search for victims among rubble of a destroyed beach front hotel, which was hit by a tsunami in Indonesia. Photo: Reuters

 

Damaged buildings at the Mutiara Carita Cottages in Carita in Banten province. Photo: AFP Damaged buildings at the Mutiara Carita Cottages in Carita in Banten province. Photo: AFP

 

Debris at the Mutiara Carita Cottages in Carita in Banten province. Photo: AFP Debris at the Mutiara Carita Cottages in Carita in Banten province. Photo: AFP

 

Residents, who lived at coast of Bandar Lampung, rest at government building after they evacuated following a tsunami hit Sunda strait in Lampung, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters Residents, who lived at coast of Bandar Lampung, rest at government building after they evacuated following a tsunami hit Sunda strait in Lampung, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters

 

Damaged buildings at the Mutiara Carita Cottages in Carita in Banten province. Photo: AFP Damaged buildings at the Mutiara Carita Cottages in Carita in Banten province. Photo: AFP

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