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Deadly Tsunami hit Indonesian coast in Lampung

Deadly Tsunami hit Indonesian  coast in Lampung

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A deadly tsunami hit Lampung in Indonesia Sunday MorningDozens of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit beaches in Lampung and Banten about 9.30 pm local time (1430 GMT) on Saturday, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a statement.

Lampung is a province on the southern tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra withnumerous  nature preserves that offer hiking, bird-watching and wildlife viewing. The mountainous, rainforested Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park is home to endangered species such as elephants and Sumatran tigers. The capital city, Bandar Lampung, is a backpacking hub and a jumping-off point to the swamps of Way Kambas National Par

Indonesia’s geological agency is investigating the cause. The death toll would likely increase.

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