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Thursday 13 January 2005

Seychelles urge tsunami relief fund

The Indian Ocean island-nation of the Seychelles on Thursday urged the creation of special fund for countries hit by the Asian tsunami disaster and echoed urgent calls for a regional early warning system.

The tsunami, which battered 12 nations leaving close to 160,000 dead, caused more than 30 million dollars in damage to the Seychelles where two people were killed, President James Michel told a UN conference on small islands.

Read the Full Article at Agence France-Presse (via ReliefWeb)

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