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MFAT Tsunami Update 20 - Wednesday 5 January 2005

MFAT Tsunami Update 20 - Wednesday 5 January 2005

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1 As of 1345 today, the overall number of persons on the MFAT database for the entire affected areas is 3629, of whom 2836 are confirmed alive and well. The number of confirmed deaths is two (see previous update re June Kander who holds Canadian citizenship). 3 remain in hospital. The number of those missing and for whom there are most serious concerns is 4. 784 persons remain unaccounted for, of whom 24 have been flagged, on the basis of further information, as warranting a concentrated effort to determine their whereabouts.

2 The Red Cross Call Centre (0800 733 276) is operating 8am to 5pm from today and calls will switch to an answerphone after hours.

3 The Ministry urges people who have heard from family members or friends that they are alive and well to advise the Red Cross Call Centre.

4 A reminder that media arrangements for the Prime Minister's travel to Jakarta on 5 January will be handled by Kathryn Street. For Mr Goff's arrangements, please contact James Funnell

5 Details of the C130 airlifts are available from NZ Defence Force.

ENDS

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