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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Dozens of people were feared dead and many more have been injured after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that swept the Pacific islands of Samoa and American Samoa.
Cars and people were swept out to sea by the fast-churning water as survivors fled to high ground, where they remained huddled hours later. Signs of devastation were everywhere, with villages flattened, a giant boat getting washed ashore and coming to rest on the edge of a highway and floodwaters swallowing up cars and homes.
The quake, of magnitude 8.3, struck midway between the two islands at 6.48pm BST, sending a tidal wave into Apia, the capital of Samoa …