Death toll rises sharply following tsunami in Indonesia 7 months ago

Death toll rises sharply following tsunami in Indonesia

Indonesia was rocked a major tsunami this week that has devastated two of its islands.

The tsunami was set off after the infamous Krakato volcano erupted, causing a number of undersea landslides. The volcano erupted again on Sunday, spewing ash and smoke.

The islands of Sumatra and Java were in the path of the waves, which have left over 1,000 people injured and hundreds dead.

The lates reports from Indonesia suggest that the death toll is almost twice as high as the original estimates. It now appears that at least 373 people have died.

"1,459 people are injured, while 128 remain missing," said disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho in a statement.

13% of the world's volcanoes are based in Indonesia.