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Indonesia tsunami: Walking through the remains of a village

Indonesia tsunami: Walking through the remains of a village

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The number of people who have died in Indonesia has risen to 429 and more than 1,400 others are injured. At least 128 are still missing and thousands are homeless.I am in the coastal village of Teluk. Or to be more accurate I am walking through what remains of the village.It lies on Java's western coast, the same Indonesian shoreline that was battered by a volcano-triggered tsunami on Saturday night. Image: The village of Teluk lies on the coast of Anyer beach The broken toys in the rubble hint at the life that existed here just few days ago.The narrow alleyways might have echoed with the laughter of children. Now there is a deathly silence.Some eighteen thousand people called Teluk their home. But it has been wrecked. ...
Fears of new Indonesia tsunami as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes

Fears of new Indonesia tsunami as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Coastal residents near Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano have been warned to keep away from beaches amid fears it could trigger a new tsunami.On Saturday, giant waves crashed into coastal towns on the islands of Sumatra and Java, killing at least 222 people and injuring 843.It is thought that volcanic activity set off undersea landslides which in turn generated the killer waves.Anak Krakatau was erupting again on Sunday, spewing ash and smoke.Video shot from a charter plane captured the magnitude of the event in the Sunda Strait, between Sumatra and Java. President Joko Widodo has expressed his sorrow for the victims and urged people to be patient.Rescue efforts are...
Over 100 dead, 700 injured as tsunami hits Indonesia following volcanic eruption

Over 100 dead, 700 injured as tsunami hits Indonesia following volcanic eruption

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Scores were dead and hundreds more injured in Indonesia early Sunday as a tsunami hit the island nation following a volcanic eruption. The tsunami killed at least 168 people and injured 745 more as the wave came crashing ashore on the eastern side of Java, one of the large islands comprising the country, according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of public relations for the Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency. The number of dead and injured are both likely to rise. Pandeglang, Serang and South Lampung on the island of Java were the hardest-hit regions, according to authorities. The regions are a few hours west of the capital city of Jakarta with its population of almost 10 million people. The most-affected area was the Pandeglang region of Banten province in Java, which incl...
Boeing jet crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced

Boeing jet crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced

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A crucial sensor was replaced on a Lion Air jet the day before it plunged into the Java Sea, and that sensor replacement may have exacerbated other problems with the plane, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday. That sensor, known as the "angle of attack" sensor, keeps track of the angle of the aircraft nose to help prevent the plane from stalling and diving. Earlier this week, Indonesian officials hinted that airspeed indicators played a role in the deadly Oct. 29 crash that killed all 189 people on board. The jet's airspeed indicator malfunctioned on its last four flights, and that problem was related to the sensor issue, said Soerjanto Tjahjono, chairman of Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee, on Wednesday. Lion Air's first two attempts to address the airspeed indic...
Indonesia Lion Air flight crashes with 189 aboard

Indonesia Lion Air flight crashes with 189 aboard

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An Indonesian passenger jet carrying 189 people crashed into the ocean shortly after takeoff on Monday, authorities said. Search and rescue officials said they lost contact with Lion Air flight JT610 minutes after it left Jakarta, the country's capital. The 189 on board included three children and the crew, officials said. No survivors have been found. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesperson National Board for Disaster Management, said the plane crashed near the coast of Bekasi, West Java. He also tweeted images and video from the crash site, showing rescue officials as they recovered wreckage and personal belongings from the sea. Crisis centers have been set up for families as authorities search for survivors. Officials said search and rescue teams have found various items from pas...