13 Mar '11, 12pm

A man in Indonesian eastern Papua province was killed by tsunami waves from Japan's massive earthquake.

A man in Indonesian eastern Papua province was killed by tsunami waves from Japan's massive earthquake.

A vessel moves out to sea from Yoauina Bay, Oregon amid rough seas. An Indonesian man was killed by tsunami waves from Japan's massive earthquake. -- PHOTO: AP JAKARTA - A MAN in Indonesian eastern Papua province was killed by tsunami waves from Japan's massive earthquake, an official said Sunday. The 25-year-old man drowned after he was swept away by the waves late Friday in a coastal village near the provincial capital Jayapura, local search and rescue agency chief Suyatno told AFP, confirming local media reports. 'He was riding a motorcycle and was on his way to warn his family about the tsunami. But the waves carried him away and he drowned,' he said. 'His body was found about an hour later near the beach.' The 8.9-magnitude quake in Japan triggered a tsunami of 'less than a metre' high in Jayapura, the country's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency technical chief Suharj...

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