Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Teams start assessing tsunami-hit Solomon Islands

Aftershocks continued to rock the Solomon Islands, a day after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that left at least six people dead.

A metre-high wave swamped several villages on Santa Cruz island, in the far east of the Pacific nation, after the quake early on Wednesday.

Dozens of houses were damaged or swept away in at least five affected villages.

An official said several people were thought to be missing.