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Summary: Tsunami Deaths by Country

December 29, 2004

At least 55,000 people were killed in 12 countries in southern Asia and Africa from Sunday’s massive earthquake and tsunami waves, according to official figures. A breakdown of the toll so far:

_ Indonesia: At least 27,178 people were killed, all on Sumatra island, the Health Ministry said. It said this figure did not include districts on Sumatra’s hard-hit western coast, meaning the final death toll will almost certainly rise significantly.

_ Sri Lanka: Some 21,715 killed in government and rebel controlled areas. More than 1 million people were displaced.

_ India: The Home Ministry said 4,413 deaths have been confirmed, but the toll was expected to climb: A police official said 8,000 people were missing and possibly dead in India’s remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands, located just north of Sumatra; so far, 90 deaths from the archipelago were among the ministry count.

_ Thailand: The government said 1,516 people died, among them more than 700 tourists.

_ Somalia: At least 110 killed, said Ali Abdi Awaare, environment minister of the semiautonomous region Puntland. A presidential spokesman earlier said hundreds were killed without giving an exact figure.

_ Myanmar: About 90 people were killed, according to reports compiled by international aid agencies.

_ Malaysia: At least 65 people, including an unknown number of foreign tourists, were dead, according to official reports.

_ Maldives: At least 52 people were confirmed dead.

_ Tanzania: At least 10 people, mostly swimmers, said Alfred Tibaigana, police commander in Dar es Salaam.

_ Seychelles: Three killed.

_ Bangladesh: Two killed.

_ Kenya: 1

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