22 Oct 2009

American Samoa's death toll from earthquake and tsunami increases to 34

7:22 am on 22 October 2009

American Samoa's death toll from the September 29 earthquake and tsunami has increased from 32 to 34, with one still missing.

The Emergency Operation Center spokesperson, Betty Ah Soon, says the death toll now includes two children that are still missing, but their families have already held their memorial services.

Betty Ah Soon says the missing person is a Fijian woman, and the Center is working with the Immigration Office and the Attorney General's Office for any additional local information about the woman.

There has been no solid confirmation as to the actual number of injuries from day one of the disaster, as some people have since left the hospital.