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Prince William takes polo tumble
Sunday, March 13, 2005 Posted: 0225 GMT (1025 HKT)

Prince William takes a fall from his horse during the polo match.

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Britain's Prince William fell from his horse on Saturday while playing against his brother Prince Harry during a tsunami charity polo match in western England.

The 22-year-old prince was unhurt in the fall and quickly remounted to carry on the game at Longdole Polo Club in Birdlip, Gloucestershire, which his team lost 12-7.

Britain suffered 84 confirmed deaths in the December 26 tsunamis in the Indian ocean, which were triggered by a major earthquake off the coast of Indonesia's Sumatra. (Special report)

A further 105 people are classified as "highly likely to be involved," meaning they are thought by friends and relatives to have been in the affected areas when the waves hit but have not be seen or heard from since.

The British numbers were dwarfed by a regional toll of around 300,000 people dead or missing, mostly in Indonesia's Aceh province but also in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Maldives and east Africa.
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