Indonesian pop band Seventeen were in the middle of a performance last night, unaware that a tsunami wave was about to sweep out the stage from behind them.
The local group was playing a show at the Tanjung Lesung Beach Resort in Pandeglang when the wave crashed through the stage and into the audience, taking everyone in its path with it.
According to Metal Sucks, at least 14 people were killed in the incident, including a member of the band and their road manager. Over 80 others are still missing.
Seventeen vocalist Riefian Fajarsyah survived, and confirmed the death of the band’s bassist, Muhammad Awal Purbani. The frontman also said both the band’s drummer and guitarist are still missing, as well as his wife.
“We lost our bassist Bani and our road manager Oki. Andi [drummer] and Herman [guitar] and Ujang [crew] have not been found,” the vocalist explained [as translated by Lambgoat].
“The rest are thankfully safe although suffering from injuries and broken bones. Please pray so my wife Dylan, Andi and Herman and Ujang can be found soon.”
The incident was captured by cell phone footage, which you can see below, but be aware it can be difficult to watch:
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The tsunami that took place off the coast of Indonesia last night was the result of an eruption of the Mount Anak Krakatau volcano. According to Metal Sucks, least 222 people have died, with hundreds injured and many more still left unaccounted for.
Since the tsunami was the result of an underwater landslide caused by the eruption and not by an earthquake, warning alarms were not triggered and residents did not have time to evacuate.
Alternative Press’ thoughts are with Seventeen during this difficult time, as well as their loved ones and everyone affected by this terrible disaster.