So far, Baten Province in Java is reported to have been most affected, with over 300 deaths and almost 1,500 injured reported, and the numbers of fatalities likely to increase once all the affected areas have been reached. Homes and infrastructure, particularly along the shorelines, have been devastated as well.
With a natural disaster like this, it tragically echoes the horrific Tsunami that hit Indonesia in December 2004 that killed 228,000 people and caused almost $10 billion in property damage. While we are hopeful that this disaster will not be as destructive or costly to human life, the facts on the ground remain grim.
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