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9 dead, villages destroyed in Solomons tsunami

Aid workers struggled to reach remote, tsunami-ravaged villages in the Solomon Islands on Thursday, as the death toll rose with more bodies found in wrecked homes and debris in the South Pacific island chain.

 

At least nine people, including a child, were killed when a powerful earthquake set off a small tsunami that sent 1.5-meter waves roaring inland on Santa Cruz Island, in the eastern Solomons, on Wednesday. Around 100 homes across five villages were damaged or destroyed. (AP)