FoxNews.com | Associated Press
Published October 28, 2010
MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia– An official says the death toll from a tsunami off western Indonesia has risen to 370.
Agus Zaenal, of the West Sumatra provincial disaster management agency, said Thursday the number was climbing as search and rescue teams reached remote villages on islands slammed by the 10-foot-high waves.
He raised the official toll by 27 to 370. Another 338 people are still missing.
Rescuers fear the numbers could climb higher, saying many of the missing may have been swept away to sea.