Heartbroken boy band singer weeps for 4 bandmates swept away to their deaths when Indonesia tsunami smashed into their stage in center of live performance
- Lead singer Riefian ‘Ifan’ Fajarsyah introduced the deaths of 4 band members
- Seventeen have been on stage at and finish of yr occasion at Tanjung Lesung seaside
- The band’s bassis M. Awal Purbani, street supervisor Oki Wijaya, guitarist Herman Sikumbang and crew member Ujang have been all killed and the drummer is lacking
Zoie O’brien For Mailonline
4 members of a boy band have been killed once they have been hit by a tsunami whereas enjoying onstage in Indonesia in a devastating pure catastrophe which was caught on digital camera on Saturday night.
Jaw dropping footage of the precise second the 20ft wave got here crashing down on the stage, engulfing the band, emerged on Sunday morning because it was revealed 220 are lifeless.
A video which was being recorded within the seconds earlier than the wave hit confirmed households having fun with a efficiency by Seventeen when all of the sudden the complete stage is smashed to items by the wave.
The band’s lead singer Riefian ‘Ifan’ Fajarsyah informed his 300,000 followers in a tearful video he was on the lookout for the remainder of the band.
The group later launched an announcement saying their bass participant, guitarist and street supervisor have been discovered lifeless, whereas two different band members and the spouse of one of many performers remained lacking.
The singer Riefian ‘Ifan’ Fajarsyah who was carrying a Seventeen high cried as he informed followers band members had been killed within the tsunami
‘(We) misplaced Bani and our street supervisor Oki,’ the singer mentioned.
The lifeless have been named as bassist M. Awal ‘Bani’ Purbani, street supervisor Oki Wijaya, guitarist Herman Sikumbang and crew member Ujang, the band mentioned.
The band’s drummer continues to be lacking.
The band’s drummer continues to be lacking, the lead singer has survived and the bassist has been killed, the band mentioned
Seventeen have been performing for 200 workers of state electrical energy utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) and relations had gathered on the Tanjung Lesung seaside for an end-of-year occasion when the tsunami struck at about 9.30pm.
The wave hit seashores across the Sunda Strait, between the islands of Java and Sumatra at about 9.30pm native time, destroying 430 homes, 9 accommodations and 10 ships.
The lethal tsunami was triggered by an underwater landslide after the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano. The loss of life toll stands at 168 whereas greater than 700 individuals are injured.
‘Underwater I might solely pray ‘Jesus Christ assist!’,’ Zack, a crew member of the rock band Seventeen, mentioned in an Instagram publish describing how he struggled within the water.
Properties and companies have been swept away by the 16ft wave which crashed onto the beachfront on Saturday night after a volcanic eruption
Seashore buildings have been fully destroyed. A person is pictured on the sand however officers are warning individuals to avoid the ocean
NASA launched a picture of the smoking volcanic island taken from the MultiSpectral Instrument (MSI) on the European Area Company (ESA)’s Sentinel-2
‘Within the last seconds I virtually ran out of breath,’ he mentioned, including he survived by clinging to a part of the collapsed stage.
Survivors have been handled at clinics however couldn’t return to Jakarta as a result of street entry was blocked, Yulia Dian, a supervisor for the band in Jakarta, informed Reuters by phone.
‘We have been shocked as a result of plenty of the individuals who went there took their households,’ Dian mentioned, noting the band had been as a consequence of return to Jakarta on Sunday.
‘They’d been sharing tales they have been having enjoyable on the seaside and we did not anticipate this.’
Twenty-nine PLN staff and kinfolk have been killed and 13 are lacking.