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Indonesia tsunami: Death toll soars to 272

Deaths caused by a tsunami that hit several remote islands in Indonesia have reached 272, officials say.

Rescue teams on the Mentawai islands say 412 people are still missing, two days after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami in western Sumatra.

Officials say there were faults with an early warning system designed to alert locals to the 3m-high (10ft) wave.

Karishma Vaswani reports.

  • 27 Oct 2010
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