"Death Toll in Indonesian Tsunami, Volcano Tops 375"

"MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia -- The death toll from a tsunami and a volcano rose to 376 Thursday as more victims of Indonesia's double disasters were found and an official said a warning system installed after a deadly ocean wave in 2004 had broken from a lack of maintenance.

Ferry Faisal, of the West Sumatra provincial disaster management agency, raised the official tsunami toll Thursday to 343 from 311 earlier in the day. He says 338 people are still missing.

Rescuers fear the numbers could climb higher, suspecting many of the missing may have been swept away to sea."

The Associated Press had the story October 28, 2010.

 

Thursday, October 28, 2010