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Tsunami relief operation under way

A major relief operation has begun in Samoa and American Samoa, which were hit by a tsunami that killed at least 119 people and wiped out villages and resorts.

Rescue officials said planes carrying medics, food, water and other supplies were heading to the stricken Pacific islands.

Phil Mercer reports from Apia.

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