'The second wave was as high as a coconut tree,' a fisherman, Patamu, said. 'The waves were hot, like lava.'Reuse content
MAUMERE, INDONESIA (Reuter) - Almost 1,600 bodies have been found after an earthquake and huge tidal waves turned parts of Indonesia's 'Isle of Flowers' into a cemetery. On the outskirts of the town of Maumere, survivors said tidal waves swamped their fishing village three times and swept many of the hamlet's 2,000 residents away.