Reports: Jet Li Escapes Maldives Flooding

Vacationing action star Jet Li (search) injured his foot as he protected his daughter from tsunami (search) waves that flooded his hotel in the Maldives, Hong Kong newspapers reported Tuesday.

Li, who played the villain in "Lethal Weapon 4," was with his daughter in the hotel's lobby Sunday when huge waves gushed into the hotel, the Apple Daily newspaper reported, quoting a friend vacationing with Li.

Li slightly injured his foot while picking up his daughter, the report said. Ming Pao Daily News reported Li struck his foot against a floating piece of furniture.

A 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra early Sunday, sparking massive waves that struck 10 countries, including Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Somalia.

The natural disaster has killed more than 22,000, with the Maldives recording at least 43 deaths.

Li made his name in Hong Kong as a martial arts film star before moving on to Hollywood. He has starred in such movies as "Romeo Must Die" and the recent box-office hit "Hero." (search)