December 24, 2018 / 1:12 PM / 9 months ago

Tsunami kills at least 373 in Indonesia: official

A man reacts after identifying a relative during a rescue operation at the beach front hotel, which was hit by a tsunami in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia, December 24, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

(Reuters) - The tsunami in Indonesia killed at least 373 people and injured more than 1,400 on the islands of Java and Sumatra, an official said on Monday.

“1,459 people are injured, while 128 remain missing,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency, said in a statement.

Reporting by Fanny Potkin; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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