Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll nears 400

Residents searching through debris in Tanjung Lesung, Banten, yesterday, two days after a tsunami – caused by activity at a volcano known as the ‘child’ of Krakatoa – hit the west coast of Java. Indonesian rescuers are racing to find survivors. – AFP pic, December 25, 2018.

DOZENS of filled body bags were hauled away from buildings flattened by Indonesia’s volcano-triggered tsunami yesterday, as the death toll climbed to 373 and search teams pushed on with the grim hunt for corpses.

Rescue teams used their bare hands, diggers and other heavy equipment to haul debris from the stricken area around the Sunda Strait, as thousands were evacuated to higher ground.

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