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Last updated: 2 october, 2009 - 16:20 GMT

Samoa: after the tsunami

Survivors search for bodies amongst the debris left by the tsanami on Lalomanu Beach on the south coast of Samoa
Rescue workers recover the body of a woman from the debris of tsunami devastated Lalomanu in Samoa on October 1, 2009

Samoan police say the search for bodies could go on for three weeks

More bodies have been found in the tsunami-hit islands of Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga.

At least 155 people are now known to have died, and the number of dead is expected to rise further as more bodies are recovered.

The BBC's Phil Mercer reports from Samoa.

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The immense task of rebuilding devastated communities is slowly taking shape, as Phil Mercer's second report explains.

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First broadcast 2 October 2009

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