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Scores killed in quake, ensuing tsunami at Samoa islands

Publié par Clifford Armion le 30/09/2009

Fili Sagapolutele, Keni Lesa

"(AP) A powerful Pacific Ocean earthquake spawned towering tsunami waves that swept ashore on Samoa and American Samoa, flooding and flattening villages, killing at least 82 people and leaving dozens missing. "Cars and people were swept out to sea by the fast-churning water as survivors fled to higher ground, where they remained huddled hours after the quake struck early Tuesday. Signs of devastation were everywhere, with a giant boat washed ashore lying on the edge of a highway and floodwaters swallowing up cars and homes." Read on...

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"Scores killed in quake, ensuing tsunami at Samoa islands", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2009. Consulté le 19/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/scores-killed-in-quake-ensuing-tsunami-at-samoa-islands