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30 Sep 2009 description

This report was issued by UNOCHA's Fiji Office. It covers the period from 11.30am 30/9/09 to 8.00 pm 30/9/09.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- Death toll in Western Samoa has risen to 62 and is expected to rise

- Northern Tonga also affected with 6 confirmed dead. A State of Emergency has been declared for Niuatoputapu

- Western Samoa has declared a State of Disaster and requested assistance from foreign missions and the United Nations.

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30 Sep 2009 description

This report was issued by UNOCHA's Fiji Office. It covers the period from 6am 30/9/09 to 11.30 am 30/9/09.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- An 8.3 magnitude earthquake has generated a tsunami wave in the Samoan region

- Unconfirmed reports of 19 dead in American Samoa and 17 dead in Western Samoa

- The Samoan Government is likely to declare a State of Disaster

- International Assistance is likely to be requested

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