More than 150 French feared dead in tsunami

3rd January 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Jan 2 (AFP) - The number of French nationals killed in the Asian tsunami disaster is likely to exceed 150, junior foreign minister Renaud Muselier said in a radio interview on Sunday.

PARIS, Jan 2 (AFP) - The number of French nationals killed in the Asian tsunami disaster is likely to exceed 150, junior foreign minister Renaud Muselier said in a radio interview on Sunday.  

"It's the worst situation imaginable. We cannot rule out that the total number of French dead and missing (believed dead) could be well above 150," Muselier told France Inter radio.  

On Friday, Muselier said that at least 122 French nationals had died in last week's devastating tsunamis, cautioning that the final toll was expected to be much higher.   

He reiterated that Paris still had no news of hundreds of French nationals, many of whom were spending the Christmas and New Year's holidays on the beaches of southeast Asia. Hundreds more were injured in the disaster.  

Four French nationals died in Sri Lanka, while the rest were killed in Thailand.

© AFP

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