Killer tsunami hit Indonesia beach without warn­ing

Evening Today - - NATION -

gang of five peo­ple had been ar­rested and booked un­der the Bonded Labour Act, Pre­ven­tion of Atroc­i­ties on SC/ST Act and var­i­ous IPC sec­tions. That bonded labour was prac­tised in the district came to light re­cently when one of the work­ers, who toiled for 20 days, es­caped from the clutches of the gang by scal­ing the fence. The work­ers were al­legedly held cap­tive in sheds, taken to the fields for work and beaten up when wages were de­manded. Jakarta: An un­pre­dictable chain of events and an in­ad­e­quate early warn­ing sys­tem com­bined to deadly ef­fect with the tsunami that slammed into coastal ar­eas of Indonesia killing nearly 300 peo­ple, dis­as­ter of­fi­cials and ex­perts said Mon­day.

The killer wave struck tourist beaches and low-ly­ing set­tle­ments on both sides of the Sunda Strait with dev­as­tat­ing force on Satur­day night, catch­ing both res­i­dents and dis­as­ter mon­i­tors to­tally un­awares.

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