Indonesia Disaster : Hunt for survivors as Indonesian Tsunami death toll to 373

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Indonesia Disaster : Hunt for survivors as Indonesian Tsunami death toll to 373

Dozens of filled body bags were hauled away from buildings flattened by Indonesia's Volcano-triggered Tsunami, as the death toll climbed to 373 and search teams pushed on with the grim hunt for corpses.

Rescue teams used their bare hands, diggers and other heavy equipment to haul debris from the stricken area around the Sunda Strait, as thousands were evacuated to higher ground.

Experts warned that more deadly waves could slam the devastated region after Saturday Night's disaster, as questions swirled over why the killer wave caught a disaster-prone country's monitors completely off Guard.

The Powerful Tsunami swept over popular beaches on Southern Sumatra and Western Java and inundated tourist Hotels and Coastal Settlements.

Some 1,459 people were injured with another 128 missing, Disaster Agency Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said, giving an updated toll late Monday.

Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave that left a tangled mess of corrugated steel roofing, timber and rubble at Carita Beach, a popular spot for day-trippers on the West Coast of Java.