Indonesia Tsunami: Death Toll Rises to 281, Says Disaster Agency
Indonesia tsunami. (Photo Credit: IANS)

Jakarta, December 24: The death toll from a volcano-triggered tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 281, with more than 1,000 people injured, the national disaster agency said Monday, as the desperate search for survivors ramped up.

Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency said that the quake occurred at 9:03 pm (local time) when the Anak Krakatau volcano erupted, adding that the tsunami struck after 24 minutes. Indonesia Tsunami: Death Toll Jumps to 222, Over 800 Injured.

"The number of victims and damage will continue to rise," said agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.