A tsunami in the South Pacific has caused widespread destruction on the islands of Samoa and American Samoa.
At least 77 people were reported dead in Samoa, more than 25 in American Samoa and at least six in Tonga, on the island of Niuatoputatu.
Thousands of homes have been destroyed.
New Zealand has sent a plane to Samoa to help search for survivors, and says it is ready to air-lift supplies.
Kerri Ritchie is in Samoa for the Australian broadcaster, ABC.
Ian Cooper is a British man who has been living in Samoa for the past five years, running a diving company.
First broadcast 30 September 2009
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