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Archive for September 30th, 2009

Tsunamis Sweep Samoan Islands

Posted by dorian on September 30, 2009

Scores Are Killed as Tsunami Hits Samoa Islands

Published: September 30, 2009

Fili Sagapolutele/Associated Press The downtown of Fagatoga was flooded when a tsunami hit American Samoa early on Tuesday.

SYDNEY, Australia — A powerful tsunami generated by an undersea earthquake on Tuesday has killed at least 89 people and wiped out several villages on the tropical islands of American Samoa and Samoa, according to government officials, the police and local residents.

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