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Indonesian tsunami wipes away concert; band member and manager killed, several others missing

A devastating tsunami struck Indonesia on Saturday, causing death and damage including to a boy band concert in progress.

The incident is believed to have been caused by an eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano.

According to the New York Post, footage of the Seventeen concert depicts the seconds just before the massive wave hit the Sunda Straight and goes dark as it demolishes the venue.

Following the disaster’s impact, the band released a statement revealing the awful reality.

“The water washed away the stage … and dragged away everyone at the location,” a statement revealed.

The band’s lead singer issued his own statement via a video response announcing guitarist Herman Sikumbang, bassist Awal Purbani, and road manager Oki Wijaya were among those confirmed dead.

Riefian Fajarsyah added that several others — including his own wife — were still missing.

In addition to the Instagram video, he posted an image depicting him and wife Dylan Sahara sharing a kiss.

A band manager stationed in Jakarta expressed dismay over the news.

“We were shocked because a lot of the people who went there took their families,” Yulia Dian said.

At least 29 employees of utility company PLN were killed as they attended the concert as part of their employer’s year-end celebration. Thirteen PLN employees were still unaccounted for as of Sunday.

No one in the area seemed to notice any disruption before waves as high as 10 feet struck land.

As of the latest reports available on Sunday, 222 people were killed in the natural disaster — another 745 remained missing.

More than 2,500 people were killed when a tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in September.

[Featured image: video screenshot]