Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Toll climbs to 68,000

Tsunami Death Toll over 60,000 ABC


Toll hits 68,000 reuters 1 hr ago.


An increase as bodies washed back to shore over the last few days are recovered. Twenty-four hours ago reports were nearer 26,000.

I guess the toll will fall off over the next few days and then begin to increase again, as more missing people are reported and sickness sets in from food and clean water shortages.

Reuters;

The region has seen huge killer waves before, including one when Krakatoa erupted off southern Sumatra in 1883, but Indian Ocean countries have no tsunami warning system.


Well, we probably need one - a tsunami warning system.

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