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Dec. 24, 18 | 10:11 am

All Filipinos within the area of Indonesia stayed safe during the devastating tsunami that scoured the shores and lands of Indonesia last Saturday as per the official statement released on Sunday by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Ambassador to Indonesia Leehiong Wee shared the information from the National Disaster Management Authority which stated that no Filipino was affected by the tsunami that hit the shores of Lampung and Banten, Indonesia, as reported by Inquirer.

“The Philippine Embassy in Jakarta reported that so far, none of the 220 members of the Filipino community in the area were among the fatalities or injured due to the tsunami. The Embassy was also able to communicate with a member of the Filipino community in Banten, who said that the tide did not hit their area,” as per the report from DFA.

As of press time, 168 persons have been confirmed dead while 584 sustained injuries. 20 people have been reported missing.

The Indonesian national disaster agency also noted that hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave that struck at 9:30 p.m. (1430 GMT).

The tsunami incident was caused by an eruption of a volcano known as the “child” of the legendary Krakatoa.

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