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• 18/7/2006 - Tsunami kills dozens in Indonesia
|Tsunami kills dozens in Indonesia|
An Indonesian health official covers the bodies
There are fears the death toll could rise even further
More than 100 people are thought to have been killed in a tsunami triggered by an earthquake off the island of Java, the Red Cross in Indonesia says.
The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 7.7, struck off the town of Pangandaran at 1519 local time (0819 GMT), causing a 2m-high wave.
One resident, Teti, said high waves had destroyed hotels in Pangandaran and thrown boats onto the beach.
"Waves suddenly came and we ran to the hills," she told local radio.
"Many small hotels were destroyed," she said. "Boats have been thrown into hotels."
Putu Suryawan, a Red Cross official in the area, said 105 people were believed to have been killed, with 148 injured and 127 still missing.
"Possibly this number could rise because many people are still missing," he told the Reuters news agency.
At least 2,000 people are also thought to have been displaced from the area.
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A local official, Rudi Supriatna Bahro, said that thousands of people had sought refuge in mosques and other safe places.
"Many of the injured were suffering from broken bones," he told Indonesia's Metro TV.
Earlier, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the search was still ongoing for the missing.
Mr Yudhoyono urged residents in coastal areas to move to safer places, and said that rescue teams had been sent to the affected area.
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