Headline: Regional tsunami, quake death toll rises to 40,000
About 40,000 people are reported dead around southern Asia and as far away as Somalia on Africa's eastern coast, most killed by massive tidal waves that smashed coastlines after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off Indonesia's coast on Sunday, followed by aftershocks in the region.
Death tolls by country:
Sri Lanka: 18,706
Indonesia: About 15,000