National Disaster Management Agency reported 430 peoples dead, 159 peoples missing, 1,495 peoples injured, and 21,991 displaced during Sunda Straits Tsunami, said the spokesman Sutopo Purwonugroho at his office (12/26) - Photo by TheInsiderStories

Jakarta (TheInsiderStories) – The number of victims of the Sunda Straits tsunami continues to rise up in four days after the incident. The National Disaster Management Agency reported 430 peoples dead, 159 peoples missing, 1,495 peoples injured, and 21,991 displaced.

“Meanwhile, there were 924 houses, 73 lodgings, 60 stalls, 434 boats and motorized boats, 24 four-wheeled vehicles, 41 two-wheeled vehicles, 1 pier and 1 shelter are damage,” said the spokesman Sutopo Purwonugroho at his office today (12/26).

Details of the number of victims and damage in Serang Regency recorded 25 people died, 62 injured, 68 people missing, 83 people displaced, and 40 housing units damaged.

Then in Pandeglang Regency 290 people died, 1,143 injured, 77 people missing, 17,477 people displaced, and 443 houses damaged, 69 hotels, 350 boats and ships, 24 four-wheeled vehicles and 41 two-wheeled vehicles.Then, Pesawaran Regency its reported 1 person died, 1 injured, 231 displaced, 53 houses damaged, 82 houses slightly damaged and 14 boats damaged.

Furthermore, Tanggamus Regency 1 person died, damage to 4 houses, 4 lodging, 70 boats, 1 pier and 1 shelter.While, in South Lampung Regency recorded 113 died, 289 injured, 14 missing, 4,200 displaced and 302 houses damaged.

Meanwhile, the tsunami disaster area reached 312.78 kilometers (km). However, there are areas that have been severely damaged and some have suffered minor damage.

Based on ALOS-2 data from Japan, some of the slopes in the southwest collapsed Mount Krakatau which caused landslides and increased large waves until the tsunami struck. And until now, the status of the eruption is still alert at level two.

“The status of the Krakatau mountain is still on level 2 alert, the dangerous radius is 2 km from the mountain,” he explained.

Therefore, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency recommends that locations around the point of 500 m to 1 km from the coastline be prevented from any activity. Or within 2 km of the mountain. The recommendation is valid until the mountain activity status returns to normal.

Purwonugroho added that until now, the search and rescues team have continued to take intensive countermeasures. However, for the time being, mitigation is fully handed over to the regional government while the central government only accompanies and helps out, he added.

Responding to the same problem when facing a disaster, the government, he said, would empower disaster mitigation programs. It will even be included in the national education system curriculum, training and socialization to the public.

In addition, it is necessary to procure as many earthquake and tsunami detectors and shelters as possible, along the coastline of all regions of Indonesia. Moreover, almost half of Indonesia’s population is exposed to the earthquake and tsunami disaster line, where 148.4 million are exposed to earthquake hazards and 3.8 million people are exposed to tsunami hazards.

Written by Daniel Deha, Email: theinsiderstories@gmail.com

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