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Scores killed in quake, ensuing tsunami at Samoa islands

The Chicago Tribune, 30 September 2009
Publié le : 30 septembre 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."

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