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Wednesday 5 January 2005

False tsunami reports in Borneo, Malaysia

Thousands of people in Malaysian Borneo are returning home after being prompted to flee by false reports of a tsunami.

Police in the state of Sabah say the rumours may have been spread by thieves hoping to loot deserted villages.

Borneo may lie thousands of miles from the Indian Ocean shores devastated by last month's tsunami, but local people evidently feel no safer knowing that.

Rumours circulated that an island in the southern-most Philippines had been inundated.

Read the Full Article on the BBC News

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Blogger Tony Piper said :


Wed Jan 05, 05:44:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

You can add Burma (Myanmar) to that list.


Mark Nash

Wed Jan 05, 08:32:00 AM IST