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‘Even the water was on fire’: Islanders evacuated after tsunami

‘Even the water was on fire’: Islanders evacuated after tsunami
Photo: The Strait Times / Houses destroyed by tsunami in Indonesia

Desa Cantik, Indonesia – Nurmelis was watching TV on Saturday night in her home on Pulau Sebesi, one of the several small islands dotted around the Sunda Strait, located between the larger Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, when the sea began to churn.

“I heard a wave crashing on the shore but it sounded louder than usual, so I went outside to take a look,” the 38-year-old housewife told Al Jazeera.

Photo: aljazeera / Indonesian rescue unit helping a victim

“As soon as I saw the second wave coming, I knew it was a tsunami. So, I just turned and ran up to the mountains.”

Nurmelis was right.

Fewer than 20km away from Pulau Sebesi, the latest eruption of Anak Krakatoa – an active volcanic island that has been spewing ash and lava for months – caused an underwater landslide that is widely believed to have set off a powerful tsunami.

Minutes after the landslide, the giant waves hit the coastlines of Banten and Lampung provinces, on Java and Sumatra respectively, killing more than 400 people and destroying hundreds of seaside houses, hotels and other local businesses.

On the mountain without food

In Pulau Sebesi, home to an estimated 3,000 people, Nurmelis and her 42-year-old husband Faisal were afraid to return home so they stayed in the mountain without food until Monday, when the Indonesian army and rescue workers arrived with food supplies.

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