Tsunami Strikes Without Warning: Hundreds Dead As Cameras Capture The Tragedy

At least 222 people have been killed after a deadly tsunami struck the country of Indonesia last night. Along the Sunda Strait, the wave smashed homes, hotels, and beachside buildings.

One social media post showed the moment the wave struck an Indonesian pop band. The group has reported the death of their bass player and road manager, and other members of the group are still missing.

In a news release, the band named Seventeen confirmed the deaths of bassist  M. Awal Purbani, also known as Bani, and road manager Oki Wijaya, the Jakarta Post reported.

Four others, guitarist Herman Sikumbang, drummer Andi Windu Darmawan, crew member Ujang, and Dylan Sahara, wife of vocalist Riefian Fajarsyah, haven’t been found yet.

Seventeen was performing at an event held by state electric company PLN near the shore of Tanjung Lesung beach when the tidal wave hit their stage around 9:30 p.m.”

Social media footage of the disaster shows the stage lurching forward into the audience along with the band and its equipment.

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