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Tidal Waves Kill More Than 5,600 in Asia

It is just horrific. The death toll will surely rise. (AP):

The world’s most powerful earthquake in 40 years triggered massive tidal waves that slammed into villages and seaside resorts across Asia on Sunday, killing more than 5,600 people in six countries.

Tourists, fishermen, homes and cars were swept away by walls of water up to 20 feet high that swept across the Bay of Bengal, unleashed by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake centered off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.



Credits (L-R): AP Photo/M. Lakshman, AP Photo/Karim Khamzin, Reuters/Asia News International/Via Reuters TV.

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