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'India stands by Indonesia': PM Narendra Modi, EAM Sushma Swaraj express grief over loss of life in 'volcano' tsunami

On Sunday, a powerful tsunami hit Indonesia, killing at least 281 people and injuring thousands.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: December 24, 2018 16:31 IST
Damage due to earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia
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Damage due to earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj have expressed grief over the loss of life in a volcano-triggered tsunami in Indonesia.

They also said India stands by Indonesians in this hour of grief. 

On Sunday, a powerful tsunami hit Indonesia, killing at least 281 people and injuring thousands.

"Saddened by the loss of lives and destruction in Indonesia caused by the Tsunami after the eruption of a volcano. Condolences to the bereaved families and wishing the injured an early recovery. India is ready to assist our maritime neighbour and friend in relief work." Prime Minister tweeted tagging the President of Indonesia on Sunday.

"My deepest condolences to the families of victims who lost their lives in the Tsunami that struck the coast of Sunda Straits in Indonesia. Our prayers are with them as we stand by our Indonesian brothers in this hour of grief." Swaraj tweeted tagging the foreign ministry of Indonesia -- Menteri Luar Negeri today.

In October, when a deadly tsunami hit Indonesia India had pressed its Air Force and Navy for rescue and humanitarian work.

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