Rescuers continue looking for survivors and bodies after deadly tsunami that killed 281

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Rescuers continue their search through debris using heavy machinery and bare hands in the hope of finding survivors.

The death toll reached 281 on Monday after a 2-3 meters high tsunami that hit the Sunda Strait region Saturday.

A high-tide warning forced 12,000 coastal residents to evacuate to higher ground. The warning was extended to Wednesday.

Indonesia's meteorological agency confirmed the cause of the devastating tsunami as the collapse of a part of Anak Krakatau, a volcano midway between Java and Sumatra, which caused an underwater landslide.

In Pandeglang, hundreds of soldiers and volunteers are still searching through wreckage, looking for bodies along 100 km stretch of beach.

The tsunami came with no warning and caused the destruction of 700 buildings.