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Four hundred Thai tsunami victims, after twelve years has not yet been identified

Four hundred Thai tsunami victims, after twelve years has not yet been identified

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The remains of at least four hundred Thai victims of the tsunami, which is a large part of South-east Asia struck on boxing Day in 2004, after twelve years has not yet been identified.

Since the tsunami in 2004, the authorities have four to five thousand families of the victims asked for the bodies to come and pick it up. “There are about four hundred seem to be that we can’t identify”, said a spokesman of the Thai police Monday.

The flood occurred after an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.1 off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. An estimated 220.000 people lost their lives.

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Indonesia was the hardest hit, with an estimated of 170,000 deaths, but also in other Southeast Asian countries, such as Sri Lanka, India and Thailand, came thousands of people to life and lifted the tsunami huge material damage caused. In Thailand fell almost more than 5,400 dead, of whom two thousand foreign tourists.

In the affected countries, Monday commemoration place.

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