Saturday, 26 December 2009

Boxing Day 2004

Where were you on Boxing Day 2004? It was the day of the massive tsunami, that swept the Indian Ocean that day, in the wake of a 9.0 earthquake off Sumatra. 250,000 people (or so) died in Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and more than half a dozen other states.

I was in Lewis at the time, spending the day glued to the television as the horrifying images of a 20 ft high wall of water were shown, washing ashore in Thailand. And seeing the devastating aftermath in Banda Aceh in northern Sumatra. The rail carriages, washed off their tracks in Sri Lanka.

1 comment:

Linda's World said...

Wasn't that just awful! I can't even imagine the panic those poor folks felt that day. People form all over the world were caught unawares that day on the beach. Linda in Washington