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Tsunami Death Toll Climbs to Nearly 44,000

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Tsunami Death Toll Climbs to Nearly 44,000

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Tsunami Death Toll Climbs to Nearly 44,000

Tsunami Death Toll Climbs to Nearly 44,000

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People search for relatives among the bodies of the victims of Sunday's tsunami at a temple in Thailand's Phang Nga province, about 489 miles south of Bangkok, Dec.28, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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The death toll from the giant tsunami that crashed onto coastlines from Indonesia to east Africa continues to climb and is now at about 44,000. As the search for survivors continues, officials worry about epidemics of cholera and other waterborne diseases. Hear NPR's Michael Sullivan.