Jokowi Visits Tsunami Victims

Achmad Zulfikar Fazli    •    24 Desember 2018 12:53 WIB
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Jokowi Visits Tsunami Victims
President Joko Widodo (Photo: Presidential Secretariat)

Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo visited victims of the Sunda Strait tsunami who are treated at the Labuan Public Medical Center in Labuan, Pandeglang, Banten on Monday, December 24, 2018.

"I have instructed authorities to take necessary measures," Cabinet Secretary's official website quoted President Jokowi as saying.

Last Saturday, tsunami waves smashed coastal areas in Banten and Lampung provinces. According to authorities, the high waves killed at least 281 people and injure more than 1,000 others.

"Coastal areas in Pandeglang regency are the areas with the highest number of victims and damage compared to other regions," National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a written statement earlier today.

In Pandeglang, at least 207 people died, 755 were injured and seven were missing. In South Lampung regency, at least 60 people died, 230 were injured and 22 were missing. 

In Serang, at least 12 people died, 30 people were injured and 28 people were missing. In Pesawaran and Tanggamus, at least two people died, another one was injured and 231 were displaced.