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Koro's Blog – September 2009 Archive (2)

'The others were shouting 'tsunami' but we thought it's a joke'


September 30, 2009 - 12:51PM

Locals in Samoa have been told more than 100, and possibly "hundreds", may have been killed in the tsunami that hit the island this morning.

The confirmed death toll from the South Pacific earthquake and tsunami is at 36, with a minimum of 14 reported dead in both Samoa and American Samoa, according to the Red Cross and media reports.

But media in Samoa says the tsunami had… Continue

Added by koro on September 30, 2009 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Powerful Pacific earthquake triggers killer tsunami

At least 19 people have reportedly been killed in a tsunami that hit the South Pacific islands of Samoa and American Samoa.

And a number of Australians have been injured, the federal government said.

"The early reports don't suggest that any of them are very serious, but they are in hospital,'' parliamentary secretary for international development assistance Bob McMullan told Sky News.

All of them have been able to contact their own families directly and none of them… Continue

Added by koro on September 30, 2009 at 9:08am — No Comments


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