Indonesia tsunami: Wave crashes into local pop band Seventeen’s performance

JAKARTA: Members of the Indonesian pop band Seventeen, along with members of the audience watching them perform on Saturday (Dec 22) night, are among the missing after a tsunami engulfed the crowd.

About 200 employees of state electricity utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) and family members had gathered at the Tanjung Lesung beach for an end-of-year party when the tsunami struck on Saturday night.

A dramatic video circulating online shows the band members performing on stage in front of a seated audience at Tanjung Lesong resort, at the tip of western Java.

Seconds into the video, the stage appears to be brought down by the wave, with screams heard from the crowd as they attempt to flee. 

One member of the band died, according to its lead singer who posted a video on Instagram.