|Red Cross Tsunami Victims' Web Site Overwhelmed|
|Lisa Minter (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Thu, 30 Dec 2004 19:46:06 EST
GENEVA (Reuters) - A Red Cross Web Site to aid anxious relatives|
locate survivors of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster partially
crashed on Thursday after being overwhelmed by some 650,000 hits in
its first 24 hours, a spokesman said.
The Swiss-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRCS) was
"We have had a tremendous response ... the system is partially down,"
As a result of the technical problems, it was not possible to tell
But a few people had called to have names removed, he added.
The site has special sections for the four worst-affected countries --
Some 5,000 foreign tourists, mostly Europeans, are unaccounted for
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