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Tuesday, 29 March, 2005

India issues full tsunami warning, people leaving coastal areas

India late Monday issued a tsunami alert along its entire south coast following a powerful quake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, an official told AFP, as people began fleeing inland.

The alert was sounded from the Andaman and Nicobar island chain in the east, where residents spoke of feeling a "massive jolt", to the Lakshadweep archipelago in the southwest, S.K. Swami, director of the emergency response control room in the home ministry, told AFP.

India's army, navy and air force were also put on alert, officials said.

Warnings were being issued through radio channels asking people to move away from the ocean in southern Tamil Nadu state, which was the worst hit in the December 26 tsunami disaster.

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