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    Death Toll From Indonesian Tsunami Climbs to 429 - Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The death toll following the tsunami that hit Indonesia's western coast on Saturday has risen to at least 429, the Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday, citing a spokesman of Indonesia's national disaster management agency.

    The tsunami, which was triggered by a volcano eruption, struck the Indonesian coast at 14:27 GMT on Saturday.

    ​Rescue operation and evacuation are underway.

    ​Indonesia is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes.

    On Monday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo warned that a new tsunami could hit the country, calling on the local authorities to do everything possible to prevent the emergence of new victims.

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