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Aid arrives for tsunami victims

Relief planes dropped boxes of dried noodles yesterday on to Indonesian islands ravaged by the tsunami which killed more than 400 people. Storms and a shortage of vessels had made helicopter and boat deliveries almost impossible.

A few hundred miles away on the island of Java, the volcano that killed 35 people this week erupted five more times yesterday, sending hot ash cascading down its slopes.

No more deaths were reported but the number of refugees swelled to 47,000.