The Government of Mexico today expressed its solidarity with Indonesia for the loss of human lives and the devastating effects of the tsunami that hit the Sonda Strait last Saturday.
In a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico expressed its solidarity and said that it "wishes for the speedy recovery of the affected areas because of this natural phenomenon."
Mexico "expresses its deepest condolences to the people and government of Indonesia in the face of the irreparable loss of human lives and the devastating effects caused by the tsunami," Foreign Affairs said in the statement.
The Mexican embassy in Indonesia remains alert to the situation and has put several telephone numbers at the disposal of the Mexican community and Mexican tourists to attend to emergency cases, he added.
The catastrophe has left at least 373 people dead, while 128 remain missing and 1,459 have been injured. It also caused damage to 681 houses, 69 hotels, more than 400 ships and dozens of vehicles.
The Indonesian authorities blame the tsunami that reached the beaches without triggering the alarms to the collapse of part of the island where the Anak Krakatao volcano is located, in the aforementioned strait, as a result of a strong eruption.
The Anak Krakatao, about 300 meters high and with a lateral crater, has been erupting almost daily in the last three months. The last was last Sunday when he ejected a large column of smoke and ash.