Dacca — East Pakistan — Pakiston’s armed forces went on a war footing and the world poured in tons of relief supplies Monday for massive rescue operations in coastal areas devastated by a killed cyclone and smashing tidal wave.

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The government radio put the official death toll at more than 55,000 but unofficial estimates went as high as 300,000, which, if true, would make it the world’s worst disaster in this century.

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Source: Times Wire Services (St. Petersburg Times)

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