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Clean up after Samoa tsunami

People on the Pacific islands of Samoa and Tonga are counting the cost of the tsunami that hit them.

Emergency officials says tens of thousands of survivors are in desperate need of help.

Planes carrying medical personnel and aid have been sent to the remote islands.

Phil Mercer reports from the Samoan capital Apia.

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