Tsunami Wave Crashes Through Concert In Indonesia Resulting In Multiple Deaths and Several Missing People
A tsunami that was triggered by a volcano (Anak Krakatoa) hit the coast of western Indonesia resulting in at least 43 dead, and nearly 600 injured, according to BNO News. (Update 12/23/18: News reports now say over 200 have died and over 800 injured).
The tsunami interrupted a live concert of the band Seventeen, engulfing the crowd. Disturbing video footage of the incident has surfaced.
— BNO News (@BNONews) December 23, 2018
According to Channel News Asia, the band's vocalist, Riefian Fajarsyah, posted a brief update to Instagram noting his wife and two band members are still missing, and two had passed away:
"Andi, Herman and Ujang have not been found, please pray for them. Please pray also that my wife will be found soon. Please pray also for Bani and Oki (who passed away)." he said as he wiped away tears.
While Seventeen is nowhere near a metal band, the concert experience is something all music fans share, and ultimately always should feel like a safe space. Our deepest condolences to the band and everybody affected by this natural disaster.