UPDATE 4 – Tsunami Kills 272, Hundreds Missing
At least 272 people were killed and another 412 remain missing after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami in off Sumatra, an official said on Wednesday.
“We’ve recovered 272 bodies. At least 412 people are still missing,” West Sumatra provincial disaster management official Ade Edward said.
“We’re still looking for those missing. They could be in the hills, buried by rubble or could have been swept out to sea,” he added.
The bodies were found in districts of South Pagai, North Pagai, Sikakap and South Sipora, he said.
“Fifteen people sustained serious injuries such as broken limbs,” he said.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment