HONIARA, Solomon Islands (AP) - Officials say they expect the news to get worse as more bodies are recovered in the Solomon Islands, where huge waves churned by a massive earthquake wiped away entire villages.
Officials say at least 13 people are dead, others are missing, and the toll is expected to rise.
An official with the Solomons National Disaster Management office says numerous villages in the South Pacific nation's remote west reported that people had been swept away as waves plowed through their communities.
The reports are sketchy because communications have, in many cases, been reduced to scratchy two-way radios. Emergency officials say it's a struggle to reach outlying areas.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.