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Manmohan visits tsunami hit areas
AFP, Tamil Nadu
Indian Premier Manmohan Singh Thursday toured parts of southern India ravaged by monster tidal waves and vowed the government would do all it could to help rebuild shattered lives.
Singh, who called the disaster a "national calamity", shifted from ground to aerial reconnaissance after warnings of new tsunami strikes along the coast of hard-hit southern states.
"We will try to do whatever is humanly possible so you can start your lives again," Singh said at an emergency shelter housing some 3,000 survivors of the giant waves triggered by an undersea earthquake off Indonesia that killed at least 10,850 people in India and more than 90,000 across Asia.
"Our government is committed to do all it can," he said.