Tsunamis kill 24 in American Samoa: Governor

A series of tsunamis unleashed by a major undersea earthquake in the Pacific killed at least 24 people, and injured 50 others, in American Samoa.

Tsunamis kill 24 in American Samoa: Governor

A series of tsunamis unleashed by a major undersea earthquake in the Pacific killed at least 24 people, and injured 50 others, in American Samoa, the governor of the U.S. territory said on Tuesday.

Governor Togiola Tulafono, visiting Hawaii for a government conference on oceans, said the southern portion of the main American Samoan island of Tutuila was "devastated" and that the casualty toll could rise as authorities reached areas left inaccessible by damage to roads and bridges, especially on the western end of the island.



Reuters

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