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Death toll from Anak Krakatau volcano rises

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By ITN News Editor December 25, 2018 13:12

Death toll from Anak Krakatau volcano rises

The death toll following the tsunami caused by the Anak Krakatau volcano has risen to at least 373.Saturday saw giant waves crash into coastal towns on the islands of Sumatra and Java.

It is thought that volcanic activity set off undersea landslides which in turn generated the killer waves.1,459 people are injured, while 128 remain missing.Coastal residents near the volcano have been warned to keep away from beaches amid fears it could trigger a new tsunami.Anak Krakatau erupted again on Sunday, spewing ash and smoke.

The spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency told a news conference that another tsunami is a possibility because of the continued volcanic eruptions of Anak Krakatau. Anak Krakatau, which emerged in 1927 from the caldera that was formed during the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, has seen increased activity in recent months with people asked to avoid the area around its crater.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 25, 2018 13:12
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