That's just the latest estimate form the AP. Who knows how high the number will climb.
Just for some perspective, that's eight times more than that died on 9/11.
So why am I not surprised by this CNN headline: "U.S. begins tsunami relief; 6 Americans among dead"
...I guess it just isn't news worthy if Americans aren't among the dead.
This just in from CNN:
"'Oprah' regular survives tsunami devastation"