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Tsunami on Java: 659 dead

July 22 2006

The number of victims of the tsunami that struck the island of Java on July 17, reached 659 people. Around 700 people were wounded, and the fate of another 330 are still unknown.

Material damage suffered by 6-meter waves, more than 46 million dollars. Most suffered Pangandaran beach resort - destroyed more than fifteen hundred houses and nearly 800 other buildings.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono instructed to complete the establishment of national tsunami warning system by July 2008, reports

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