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Powerful quake off Samoa islands

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A senior manager at a hospital in Western Samoa says many people are injured in coastal villages, following a tsunami.

An 8.3-magnitude quake struck at 1748 GMT, generating 5ft (1.57m) waves in Apia and Pago Pago, American Samoa.

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