Tourism centres hit by Java tsunami

18th Jul 2006

Four tourists were among at least 300 people missing or killed in tsunami tidal waves hitting Pangandaran beach, South Ciamis District, West Java, on Monday afternoon.    The tsunami also injured at least 300 people and destroyed tourism infrastructures including restaurants, cafes, fish markets, and hotels in the area.

Tremors on the seabed of Java’s south coast triggered tsunami waves of up to three metres (10 feet) high.

The strong 7.7-magnitude quake wrecked buildings and sent boats crashing ashore, prompting thousands of residents to flee in panic.


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