Indonesian band Seventeen hit by tsunami during concert — Sunda Strait tsunami

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Earlier on Saturday evening, the BMKG had said the disaster was not a tsunami but a high tidal wave.

"The worst hit area is Pandeglang district, along the coastal area, including residential and tourist areas in the Tanjung Lesung beach, Lesung beach, Teluk Lada, Panimbang and Carita beach". The country's meteorological, climatological and geological agency is investigating the cause of the tsunami.

Footage posted by the head of disaster agency showed the aftermath of the tsunami, with flooded streets and an overturned vehicle.

Dramatic video posted online showed the tsunami hurling members of the band from the stage and slamming into the audience. Reuters was not able to immediately verify the video.

"In the name of the Turkish people I hereby express our condolences to all the people of Indonesia", he said during the Financial General Assembly 2018 meeting of Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) in Istanbul. Instead, experts said an undersea landslide may have generated massive waves without warning.

The band's drummer was missing.

In a tearful Instagram post, frontman Riefian Fajarsyah said the band's bassist and road manager had been killed. "Majority suffered from broken bones", he said, adding he feared more were missing.

Tsunami-affected residents carry a few of their possessions after a tsunami caused enormous damage and claimed lives in parts of Indonesia.

Lava streams down Krakatoa after an eruption in July. "This is like suddenly dropping a bag of sand in a tub filled with water", he said.

The western coast of Indonesia was hit by tsunami at 9:27 p.m. local time [14:27 GMT] on Saturday.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo expressed his sympathy and ordered government agencies to respond quickly to the disaster.

"My deep condolences to the victims in Banten and Lumpung provinces", he said. "Hopefully, those who are left have patience".

Experts have pointed to a volcano, situated between the two islands along the Sunda Strait. He said at least 35 people were reported dead in Lampung in southern Sumatra.

The western coast of Banten is a popular tourist destination.

Although volcano-triggered tsunamis have occurred before, it is a "very rare" occurrence said, Professor Horton.

"I had to run, as the wave passed the beach and landed 15 to 20 metres inland", he wrote on Facebook. "I fell down, the water separated me from my bike".

"The tide rose to the surface and dragged all the people on site", it said. I cried in fear. "There is no tsunami shelter at Rakata that I know of, but I'm not sure a normal shelter would be of great use".

Another three people were killed in nearby Serang, he added.

Dr. Dempsey stressed it was important for people in Indonesia to remain vigilant.

Saturday's tsunami followed a string of disasters in Indonesia.

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