Tsunami Toll Reaches 100, Obama Sends Disaster Aid

Second earthquake near Indonesia triggers new wave warnings
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2009 6:39 AM CDT
Tsunami Toll Reaches 100, Obama Sends Disaster Aid
Map locates American Samoa which was hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunamis

The death toll from the tsunami triggered by last night's 8.3-magnitude earthquake near Samoa has risen to more than 100, with fatalities reported across a number of islands. Barack Obama declared American Samoa a disaster area and has pledged "swift and aggressive" aid to the territory, where at least 25 people are dead. "There's not a building standing" in one Samoan beach village, a New Zealander said. "There will be people in a great lot of need around here."
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