Rescuers dig through rubble for survivors of Indonesia’s tsunami, as the death toll rises to 280

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The death toll from a tsunami that hit the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra after the Anak Krakatau Volcano erupted, rose to at least 280 today, as rescuers using heavy machinery and their bare hands, searched for more victims.
Hundreds more were injured when the tsunami struck, almost without warning, along the rim of the Sunda Strait late on Saturday.
The vast archipelago, which sits on the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, has suffered its worst annual death toll from disasters in more than a decade.
Coastal residents near Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau Volcano have been warned to keep away from beaches, amid fears the volcano could trigger a new tsunami.

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