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Indonesia Tsunami blows apart Band’s performance, Video goes viral

Seventeen posted earlier this week on their Instagram page that they would be playing at the Tanjung Lesung Beach Resort from December 21 to 23.

Written by: India TV Buzz Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 24, 2018 10:36 IST ]

Indonesia Tsunami blows apart Band’s performance, Video goes viral

Indonesia tsunami believed to be triggered by a volcanic eruption on Saturday results in the loss of many lives. The death toll had already crossed 200 and the number is expected to rise as everything clears. A video from the same has gone viral on the internet in which the tsunami is seen smashing into an open-air concert, hurling members of a pop band from the stage and slamming into the audience.

Riefian Fajarsyah, lead vocalist of the band called Seventeen later posted an emotional video to his 260,000 Instagram followers in which he said the group's bassist and road manager were killed. The band were playing Saturday night to a large crowd in a marquee at the Tanjung Lesung Beach Resort on the western tip of Java when the wall of water hit.

In the video, the audience can be seen enjoying the band’s performance and clapping and cheering before a wave rips under the stage, sending the band members and their equipment crashing into the men and women dancing at the front. The shocking video then suddenly stops. Watch it here-

Fighting back tears and wiping his eyes, Fajarsyah said two more band members, a crew member and his wife were still missing. "We lost our bassist Bani and our road manager Oki," he said in the video, in which he is wearing a green shirt with the band's Seventeen logo stitched into the chest. "Andi (drummer) and Herman (guitar) and Ujang (crew) have not been found. Please pray so that my wife Dylan (Dylan Sahara) will be found soon.

"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." Riefian Fajarsyah's wife Dylan is missing since the tsunami hit Indonesia

Seventeen posted earlier this week on their Instagram page that they would be playing at the Tanjung Lesung Beach Resort from December 21 to 23.

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo expressed his sympathy and ordered government agencies to respond quickly to the disaster. “My deep condolences to the victims in Banten and Lumpung provinces,” he said. “Hopefully, those who are left have patience.”

 

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