The death toll from Monday's tsunami off the Indonesian island of Sumatra has climbed to more than 270.
A magnitude 7.7-quake hit the region on Monday night, triggering waves up to 3 meters high that struck the Mentawai islands off Sumatra's west coast.
Local officials say at least 272 people have been confirmed dead and about 400 remain missing. Ten villages have been inundated, and about 4,000 families have lost their homes.
The Indonesian government has sent police and military personnel on navy vessels to help with rescue and relief efforts.
But the islands' telecommunication network has been cut off, and high waves are hampering rescue workers' efforts to land and unload relief supplies.
Many tourists are believed to be among the missing, as the islands are a popular destination for surfers.