President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visits tsunami islands

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has met survivors of the tsunami that hit remote islands west of Sumatra, killing 343 people and leaving many missing.

Rescue teams are now at work on North Pagai island in the remote Mentawai Islands off western Sumatra.

Local officials say most of the villages hit by the tsunami have been reached, with victims from the worst-hit areas being buried in mass graves.

BBC News