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High waves kill 10 during Indonesia beach ritual

JAKARTA (AFP) – At least 10 Indonesians died after tidal waves swept away a group of people meditating on a beach during yesterday’s early hours, police said.

The group of 23 people was holding hands and meditating on Payangan beach, East Java province, shortly after midnight.

“They were too close to the sea and could not save themselves when the tidal waves came and swept them away,” local Police Chief Hery Purnomo told TVOne.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin