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Total number of dead: 125,977

January 1: Death toll from the Indian Ocean tsunami, according to government and health officials.

East Africa 137*
Bangladesh 2
Burma 36
India 12,709**
Indonesia 79,940 up to 100,000
Malaysia 72
Maldives 73
Sri Lanka 28,508
Thailand 4,500***

Total 125,977

* The tsunami killed people as far away as east Africa. This figure includes Kenya, Seychelles, Somalia and Tanzania.
**The Indian government says there are 12,709 confirmed and presumed dead.
***Data from Thai national and provincial disaster centres collated by Reuters, includes at least 2,230 foreigners.

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