Indonesian Tsunami wipes out band on stage

Seventeen were performing at a beach resort in Tanjung Lesung (Image: Twitter)

A pop band and their fans were caught up in the deadly tsunami which struck in Indonesia, killing at least 43 people.

Horrifying footage shows the moment huge waves wiped out the stage as boyband Seventeen performed at a beach resort in Tanjung Lesung on Saturday night.

As the group, from Jakarta, were singing, tsunami waves smash into the stage from behind, washing away the band members and fans.

People can be heard screaming as they try to flee the raging water.

At least 43 people have been killed after a hit beaches around Sunda Strait around 9.30pm local time on Saturday.

Another 584 other people have been injured after the tsunami hit on Saturday night, the government’s Disaster Mitigation Agency said in a statement.

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Huge tsunami waves wiped out the stage, washing the band and fans away (Image: Twitter)

Seventeen’s bassist, Bani, and manager, Oki, are believed to be among the dead.

Lead singer, Riefian ‘Ifan’ Fajarsyah, later posted a video on Instagram.

Lead singer Ifan’s wife is among those missing (Image: INSTAGRAM/ifanseventeen)

Wiping away tears, he says: “We lost our bassist, Bani and our manager Oki.”

Ifan’s wife, actress Dylan Sahara, and several other band personnel were among the missing, he confirmed.

The tsunami is thought to have been caused by undersea landslides after the Krakatoa volcano erupted.

The tsunami is thought to have been caused by undersea landslides after the Krakatoa volcano erupted (Image: GHAZALI/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
Cars were left upturned in the street (Image: BNPB/HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

The Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean.

Footage posted on social media by the head of the disaster agency showed cars floating in flood water.

Residents sit inside a mosque after they evacuated (Image: REUTERS)

Earlier footage showed beachgoers fleeing waves on the sand.

“It was caused by a combination of an undersea landslide resulting from volcanic activity on Anak Krakatau and a tidal wave,” disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

According to a statement from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), “the tsunami hit several areas of the Sunda Strait, including beaches in Pandeglang regency, Serang, and South Lampung.”

The tsunami struck at around 9.30pm local time on Saturday night, it said.

Cars float in flood water (Image: Twitter/@Sutopo_PN)
The ruins of a house after the tsunami hit Sunda Strait in Banten (Image: BNPB/HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Endan Permana, head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency in Pandeglang, told Metro TV police were providing immediate assistance to victims in Tanjung Lesung in Banten province, a popular tourist getaway not far from Jakarta, as emergency workers had not arrived in the area yet.

“Many are missing,” Permana said.

Initial reports said 20 people had died and 165 others were injured.

That was revised in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The tsunami hit beaches around the Sunda Strait in Indonesia (Image: UIG via Getty Images)

“We’re recapping reports of impacts from the tsunami that struck in the Sunda Strait, particularly Serang, Pandeglang and South Lampung,” Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Metro TV on Sunday morning, referring to the tidal wave linked to an earlier eruption of Anak Krakatau volcano.

WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: Jakarta boy band Seventeen confirmed their bassist and manager were killed when huge waves struck beaches around the Sunda Strait



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