Turkey extends condolences to Indonesia tsunami victims

Ankara: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday expressed his condolences to the victims of the deadly tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sunda Strait on Saturday night.

Anadolu news agency quoted the Prime Minister addressing the Financial General Assembly 2018 meeting of Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) in Istanbul, as saying, “In the name of the Turkish people I hereby express our condolences to all the people of Indonesia.”

The tsunami, which occurred due to a combination of underwater landslides and the eruption of Anak Krakatau volcano, also known as the ‘child of Krakatoa’, has killed 222 people till now.
The Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency (NDMA) confirmed on Sunday that around 843 people are reportedly injured and 28 missing.

The tsunami has caused massive damages to properties, including hotels, coffee shops, and houses, as the rescue operations are still underway.

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.