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Tsunami eyewitnesses 'saw four waves'

A tsunami triggered by a strong quake in the South Pacific has killed at least 65 people in Samoa and more than 20 in American Samoa, say reports.

The Samoan authorities say at least another 145 people have been injured and whole villages destroyed.

American Samoa governor Togiola Tulafono has spoken of the devastation caused by the tsunami.

He said eyewitness accounts from American Samoa indicated there had been four waves.


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