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Sunday, 20 Jan 2019

Amazing, a boy aged five was found in a car, trapped under debris after tsunami hits Indonesia

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News24xx.com -  Amazing, a five-year-old boy is miraculously pulled alive from the rubble after being buried more than 12 hours after a tsunami hit Indonesian islands on Saturday evening.

A huge search and rescue operation was launched on Sunday morning to find survivors and move the dead. 

Among those who survived was a boy named Ali, who police revealed on had been pulled from a car which had become trapped under fallen trees.   

A police officer revealed  how the boy's cries were heard. 



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Officers rushed to the scene to remove wood and other island debris from the car, shining a torch into the wreckage to make out little Ali's face.

Eventually he is pulled alive crying. It is not clear whether anyone else in the car with Ali made it out of the wreckage alive. 

More than 222 people were killed and 800 injured after an infamous volcano, known as the 'Child of Krakatoa' erupted and caused a 20ft wave to batter the beaches around the Sunda Strait. 

The wave hit between the islands of Java and Sumatra at about 9.30pm local time, destroying 500 houses, nine hotels, 60 food stalls and 350 boats. 

The worst-affected area was the Pandeglang region of Java's Banten province, which encompasses Ujung Kulon National Park and popular beaches, the agency said.

Indonesian President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo expressed his sympathy and ordered government agencies to respond quickly to the disaster.

'My deep condolences to the victims in Banten and Lumpung provinces. Hopefully, those who are left have patience.'' he said. 

At the Vatican, Pope Francis prayed for the dead, the missing and the homeless in Indonesia, telling tourists and pilgrims in St. Peter's Square that his thoughts were with victims 'struck by violent natural calamities.'

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted support for Indonesia: 'We are praying for recovery and healing. America is with you!'

In the city of Bandar Lampung on Sumatra, hundreds of residents took refuge at the governor's office, while at the popular resort area of Anyer beach on Java, some survivors wandered in the debris.

 

 

 

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