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Death toll rises in Indonesian tsunami

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Death toll rises in Indonesian tsunami


More than two hundred people have died in the Indonesian tsunami. Emergency services have announced the new death toll a day after the wave smashed into the island of Java. The search for missing people is still on, while some survivors have come back to see what they can salvage from their homes.

The tsunami was caused by an earthquake under the sea measuring more than seven on the Richter scale. The worst-hit area was Pangandaran, a popular tourist spot with many small hotels on the beach. The event triggered panic in a region ravaged by the killer wave of December 2004 in which around 230,000 people died.

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