9 Oct 2009

Samoan family searches for missing relatives

7:15 am on 9 October 2009

A memorial service for victim's of last week's tsunami will be held in Samoa later today.

Up to two thousand people are expected to attend, on a day that has been declared a national day of mourning.

143 people in Samoa are confirmed to have died and six others are still missing.

Tulai Simati lost six family members, but only three of their bodies have been recovered.

He says the family will not be attending today's service.

"We're going to be still here trying to find the - the lost ones. We are still going to go round and look for them. We are going to be still here trying tto find them."