Fifteen years after a deadly tsunami in Indonesia

On the Second day after Christmas, 2004, a severe earthquake off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a tsunami wave with a speed of 900 kilometers per hour across the Indian Ocean and spread out. It will take place on Thursday, fifteen years have passed since the tsunami hit the mainland of South-east Asia region, which reached from which more than 230,000 people dead, hundreds of thousands of people had lost their lives and millions more lost their homes were the same.

The earthquake had a magnitude of 9. (Photo: Reuters)

In the worst-hit countries were Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand. (Photo: Reuters)

Among the dead were 36 people in the netherlands. Through Giro 555, the SHO was at the time of 208 million euros has been raised for the victims of the tsunami disaster. Spread across three countries, and received over three million people need help. (Photo:Reuters)

In Sri Lanka, it took the tsunami to more than 2,500 people’s lives. (Photo: Reuters)

Women sprinkling petals into Indian waters during a prayer ceremony in Chennai to the victims of the 2004 indian ocean tsunami. (Photo: Reuters)

85Dodelijke tsunami hit South-east Asia, fifteen years ago

Take a look at how the local people in the tsunami hit during that time. (Video: Reuters)

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