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Wednesday 9 March 2005

Indian Ocean tsunami early warning system agreed

Indian Ocean countries and UN experts have agreed on a timetable for a tsunami early warning system.

At a meeting in Paris, delegates decided the system, which could save thousands of lives, would be installed in three stages. However, the cost of the system and the location of a central tsunami warning office have yet to be decided.

An estimated 300,000 people died when giant waves, set off by an earthquake, laid waste to Indian Ocean coastlines. Only countries bordering the Pacific Ocean are covered by a tsunami warning system at present.

Read the Full Article at BBC News
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