BBC新闻100篇:BBC News Item 55

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[00:00.00]The Prime Minister of Samoa says

[00:02.32]77 people were killed

[00:03.95]and 150 injured by a tsunami in the South Pacific.

[00:07.56]At least 24 people died on American Samoa.

[00:10.67]Thousands of people's homes have been destroyed

[00:13.12]and the final number of deaths is expected to be higher

[00:15.50]as Phil Mercer reports from Sydney.

[00:17.70]A brutal act of nature has shattered parts of Samoa

[00:21.10]and neighboring American Samoa.

[00:22.89]The rescue effort is continuing

[00:25.48]with pledges of international support led by the United States.

[00:28.48]The number of dead has slowly increased

[00:31.48]since the tsunami struck after dawn

[00:34.38]and there are fears it will keep on rising

[00:36.83]as emergency teams reach isolated areas.

[00:39.68]Foreign tourists including a British toddler

[00:43.13]and a 6-year-old Australian girl are among the deads.

[00:46.44]Officials believe that

[00:48.08]many of the victims were washed out to sea

[00:50.37]as their homes were destroyed by waves

[00:52.50]reportedly up to 11 meters high.

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