Indonesian tsunami hits concert, band members among the dead
Members of a pop band performing on a beach have been killed after a devestating tsunami hit the stage.
Boyband ‘Seventeen’, performing a concert at the Tanjung Lesung Beach Resort in West Java Saturday, were hit by huge waves that came as a result of an eruption of the Anak Krakatoa volcano between the islands of Java and Sumatra.
It has been confirmed that at least 222 people have been killed, over 800 injured and more than 30 people still missing following the disaster.
Frontman of the band, Riefian Fajarsyah, broke down on social media as he explained that both the band’s road manager and bass player had been killed. Footage has emerged of the band performing before waves strike the stage from behind, throwing people into the air.
Three other members of the band, as well as Fajarsyah’s wife Dylan Sahara, are thought to be missing.
“The water washed away the stage… and dragged away everyone at the location, we lost our bassist Bani and our road manager Oki. Andi [drummer] and Herman [guitar] and Ujang [crew] have not been found.” Fajarsyah said.
“The rest are thankfully safe although suffering from injuries and broken bones. Please pray so my wife Dylan, Andi and Herman and Ujang can be found soon.”