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160 missing in Indonesia tsunamiNearly 160 people out of much most of them were women and children are found to be missing from an Indonesian village which was struck up huge waves which swept out every thing in the village after a massive earthquake on Monday. Officials claim that a huge tsunami has struck the village soon after the earthquake.

The tremor was measured to be 7.5 magnitudes which centered around South Pagai in the Mentawai islands which demolished most of the buildings and coastal villages of Betu Monga.

AS per the reports it has been said that nearly 200 people were living in the small village and only 40 bodies of the dead people only have been found so far and nearly 160 are missing. “We have people reporting to the security post here that they could not hold onto their children, that they were swept away. A lot of people are crying.”

Rescue teams are working hard to find the traces of the missing people and people of the affected village are in much need of food and shelter. An escaped victim of the tsuami in the village said that the In South Pagai island, waves penetrated about 600 meters into coastal villages, while in North Pagai island, waves reached to the roof of local houses. In December 2004, a tsunami caused by a massive tremor of measuring about 9 magnitude off Sumatra killed more than 226,000 people. It was the deadliest tsunami on record.

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