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11. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

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
India: 4,371
Thailand: 1,516
Malaysia: 65
Myanmar: 90
Maldives: 52.
Somalia: Hundreds
Tanzania: 10
Seychelles: 3
Bangladesh: 2

- AP

Source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/12/28/latest/20404Regionalt

12. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Not much that can be said really, except best wishes to everybody and sympathies to all the millions affected across a huge chunk of the globe. Very sad.

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