Forty three people have been killed and nearly 600 injured in a tsunami in Indonesia that may have been caused by a volcanic eruption.
Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the waves, it hit beaches without warning in South Sumatra and the western tip of Java about 9.30pm local time on Saturday.
Later they apologised for the mistake on Twitter, saying because there was no earthquake it had been difficult to ascertain the cause of the incident early on.
The wave swamped parts of the coast around the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra island, but was most damaging in Pandeglang district, on Java’s western tip.
Power is down and roads can’t be accessed easily.