Indonesia raises danger level around tsunami volcano

Indonesia’s authorities heightened the danger alert level for a volcano that sparked a killer tsunami at the weekend killing over 400 people in the past weekend.

French news agency AFP reports that on Thursday, December 27, authorities raised the crater’s status to high alert, the second-highest danger warning, while aviation officials ordered flights to be redirected away from the area between Java and Sumatra islands.

A section of the crater crumbled after an eruption and slid into the ocean, triggering the wave of Saturday, December 23, which took the lives of not less than 430 people, with 1,495 people injured and another 159 were missing.

Close to 22,000 people have been evacuated and are living in shelters, AFP wrote.

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