Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. says it lost 1,173 cars when the Indian Ocean tsunami this week hit the eastern Indian port of Chennai. The tsunami resulted from an undersea earthquake of 9.0 magnitude caused by a convergence of India and Burma tectonic plates. The quake caused devastating tsunamis (walls of water) to strike the coasts of 11 countries in Southeast Asia, killing tens of thousands. Hyundai and Ford Motor Co. both have plants in Chennai (Madras). Hyundai says in a statement that ...

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