Quake and Tsunami Death Toll Could Be in the Thousands

Thousands are believed to be buried under rubble on Pacific islands ravaged by earthquakes this week and many more were washed out to sea by a resulting tsunami, relief workers estimated today. The tsunami death toll was estimated to be about 150 in the Samoan islands while Indonesian officials put the casualty rate from earthquakes at 1,100, the Associated Press reports. But Josettte Sheeran, excutive director of the World Food Program, estimated that those numbers will rise dramatically, and...Full Story
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