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Indonesia Tsunami Update: Message of solidarity

23 Dec 2018   |   Blog

At least 220 people have been killed and 843 people injured on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra when a tsunami struck areas around the Sunda Strait late on Saturday following a sub-sea landslide caused by a volcanic eruption.… Continue reading

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