Wednesday, December 29, 2004


Tsunami Death Toll Soars to Near 77,000
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Top Stories - AP
By CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press Writer
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - As the world scrambled to the rescue, survivors fought over packs of noodles in quake-stricken Indonesian streets Wednesday while relief supplies piled up at the airport for lack of cars, gas or passable roads to move them. The official death toll across 12 countries soared to near 77,000 and the Red Cross predicted it could pass 100,000.

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