UPDATED 9:06 AM PT — Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018
The death toll has risen in the aftermath of a devastating tsunami in Indonesia. The country’s National Disaster Management Agency recently held a news conference and said there were now 430 people confirmed dead.
On top of that number, nearly 1,500 people were reported injured, about 160 people were still missing and nearly 22,000 others are now displaced.
Officials also said the danger level of the volcano, which triggered the tsunami, was increased as well.
“The National Geological Agency has recommended and increased the volcano’s (alert) status to the second highest level,” stated Sutopo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency. “The radius of 1.2 miles from the crater peak is dangerous and there should be no activity there.”
This comes as Indonesian officials declare an extreme weather warning in the aftermath of a deadly tsunami.