TRENDING Turtles washed ashore by tsunami are released


Turtles washed ashore by tsunami are released

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14:10, December 30, 2018

More than 30 stranded turtles have been rescued from the beaches around Indonesia's Banten Province following a deadly tsunami that occurred on December 22. Endangered hawksbill turtles had been found stranded along Tanjong Lesung beach, a popular resort destination, after the tsunami hit a week ago. The turtles were around 1 meter (3.2 feet) long, according to local media reports.Video posted by Indonesia's search and rescue agency, Basarnas, showed men carrying sea turtles along a shore littered with debris from the tsunami and releasing them into the ocean. 

An undersea landslide following the collapse of a part the Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait led to waves of up to 5 meters (16 feet) hitting coasts between Indonesia's Java and Sumatra islands. More than 400 people have been killed. (Source: VCG)

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