Michael Essien pays tribute to victims of Indonesia Tsunami

Sports News of Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com


Michael Essien

Legendary Ghana international Michael Essien has paid tributes to the victims of the Tsunami that hit Indonesia over the weekend.

On Saturday giant waves crashed into coastal towns on the islands of Sumatra and Java.

It is thought that volcanic activity set off undersea landslides which in turn generated the killer waves.

About 150 people are still missing, while more than 16,000 have been displaced, the agency says.

Michael Essien, who played for Persib Bandung for a season in the Asian country took to social media to pay tribute to victims of the disaster.

He posted on Instagram,” We pray for Indonesia.”

Waves destroyed hundreds of buildings, sweeping away cars and uprooting trees in several popular tourist destinations, including the Tanjung Lesung beach resort, West Java.

Footage shared on social media showed a large wave crashing into a tent in the resort, in which popular Indonesian rock band Seventeen were performing.

Members of the band were seen being swept away as the wave destroyed the stage.

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