Posted: Oct 26, 2010 9:35 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere
Updated: Oct 26, 2010 9:52 AM
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A tsunami that pounded several islands in western Indonesia killed at least 113 people and scores more are missing.
A 7.7-magnitude earthquake triggered the 10-foot (three-meter) wave that washed hundreds of homes into the sea late Monday.
Rescuers were having a hard time reaching the Mentawai islands, closest to the epicenter, on Tuesday because of strong winds and rough seas.
But reports of damage and injuries were steadily climbing.
Mujiharto, who heads the Health Ministry's crisis center, said 113 bodies have been recovered so far. The number of missing was between 150 and 500.