At Least 100 Dead After Tsunami Wipes Out Whole Towns On American Samoa (Video) …Update: Video of Tsunami Hitting Land
At least 100 people were killed in Samoa and American Samoa yesterday after a tsunami hit the Pacific islands.
The BBC reported:
At least 77 people were reported dead in Samoa, more than 25 in American Samoa and at least six in Tonga.
Residents and tourists fled to higher ground as whole villages were destroyed. Boats were swept inland and cars and people out to sea.
The 8.3-magnitude quake struck at 1748 GMT on Tuesday, generating 15ft (4.5m) waves in some areas of the islands.
UPDATE: Here is video of the tsunami hitting land–