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Schumacher gives $10 mln in tsunami aid
Updated: 2005-01-05 10:59

Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is to donate $10 million to help the victims of the South Asian tsunami, his manager Willi Weber said on Tuesday.

According to Schumacher's manager Willy Weber, Schumacher will donate the amount of US$10million (euros 7.53 million) for victims of the quake and tsunami throughout southern Asia. [AP]
The donation from Schumacher was announced by Weber on a German television fundraising drive that on Tuesday evening received more than 34 million euros in pledges.

"It's so unfathomable and horrible what happened to so many people," Schumacher, who turned 36 on Monday, said in comments on his website. "One cannot simply blind it out. We're suffering with them."

The official death toll from the Asian tsunami on December 26 has climbed to around 150,000, with millions left homeless, hungry and threatened by disease.

Schumacher, driving for Ferrari, won his seventh F1 world title last year.

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