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Backpacker helps Samoan families


The father of a Hampshire woman caught up in the Pacific tsunami said she is helping islanders in Samoa as they attempt to rebuild their lives.

Lana Smith, 25, was staying in a beach hostel on the Pacific island when the tsunami hit on Tuesday.


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