Malaysia ready to help Indonesia after tsunami strikes Sunda Strait

A tsunami that struck the Sunda Strait left a trail of destruction. (AFP pic)

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 23, 2018, the Free Malaysia Today. Malaysia is ready to extend assistance to Indonesia in the wake of the tsunami that struck the Sunda Strait, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, reported the Free Malaysia Today.

“I am saddened to hear the news of the tsunami disaster in Banten, Indonesia, which has claimed at least 20 lives.

“I pray Indonesians will remain strong in facing this test. Malaysia is ready to extend assistance to alleviate the burden of our brothers and sisters in Indonesia. @jokowi #PrayForIndonesia,” she said on Twitter.

Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency Data Information and Public Relations head Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that Kabupaten, Pandeglang, Lampung Selatan and Serang were the worst hit.

As at 4.30am (West Indonesian Time), 20 deaths had been reported, 165 injured and two were missing.

Buildings were also badly damaged.

The tsunami occurred at 9.27pm yesterday (10.27pm Malaysian time).

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