- Posted October 1, 2009 by
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Tsunami slams into Samoan Islands
Disaster Aid Flows To Tsunami-hit Samoas............
APIA, Samoa - Police in green reflective vests searched a ghastly landscape of mud-strewn streets, pulverized homes and bodies scattered in a swamp Wednesday as dazed survivors emerged from the muck and mire of an earthquake and tsunami that killed at least 119 in the South Pacific. Military transports flew medical personnel, food, water and medicine to Samoa and American Samoa, both devastated by a tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake. A cargo plane from New Zealand brought in a temporary morgue and a body identification team. Officials expect the death toll to rise as more areas are searched. Source: REUTERS (Video), Associated Press (Text).