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December 27, 2004

On Sunday, December 26, the eastern and southern coastlines of India and many other parts of Asia were battered by tsunamis, which left a trail of destruction.

In India, over 5,000 people are reported dead, with most casualties being in the Andaman and Nicobar islands and Tamil Nadu. Deaths have also been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Pondicherry.

In other parts of Asia, the toll is over 10,000, with Sri Lanka accounting for almost half the figure. Millions in the island nation have been rendered homeless.

The tsunamis, triggered by an earthquake in the Indian Ocean off Sumatra in Indonesia, and travelling at a speed of over 700 kmph, struck without warning, giving people in the coastal regions no time to react or move to safety.

Within the blink of an eye, people's lives had changed forever.

If you escaped nature's fury or were witness to the catastrophe, please share your experience with us.

Where were you when the disaster struck? What saved you? Can you describe the scene around you? Please tell us

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Number of User Comments: 53

Sub: abt tsunami

any pic of the incident. and what is the theory behind tsunami

Posted by anand

Sub: Alert System ::

In my opinion a system should be in place which will send mobile/pager alerts as soon as such natural calamity occurs. All the mobile/pager service ...

Posted by NITIN

Sub: Tsunami waves

the Sea coming towards us and i shouted to run and the Resorts person said it was just a wave and it would go back ...


Sub: Tsunami killer waves

This is on 26th of Dec we were 11 of us including 5 children,we were staying at Mahabalipuram Golden sun beach Resorts.We were on a ...


Sub: I was in UK

I'was spending my xmas holidays in telford at my friends place. After i heard the news i rushed to home to gethere more information from ...

Posted by rajesh purohit


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