MAKASSAR, Indonesia | Scores die in Indonesian tsunami as warning system stalls

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MAKASSAR, Indonesia  — An early warning system that could have prevented some deaths in the tsunami that hit an Indonesian island on Friday has been stalled in the testing phase for years.

The high-tech system of seafloor sensors and fiber-optic cable has been in the works for about five years. It is supposed to replace a system set up after an earthquake and tsunami killed nearly 250,000 people in the region in 2004.

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