Hundreds dead, scores injured after tsunami set off by volcano hits Indonesia

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By Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A tsunami apparently caused by the eruption of an island volcano killed at least 222 people around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait during a busy holiday weekend, sending water crashing ashore and sweeping away hotels, hundreds of houses and people attending a beach concert.

More than 840 people were reported injured after the tsunami hit late on Saturday, the Disaster Management Agency said. At least 28 others were missing, but the toll could continue to rise because some areas had not yet been reached.

Officials have so far said there were no foreign nationals among the casualties. More than 550 houses and 350 boats were also damaged.

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