“Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami with tears and prayers” by Gayatri Suroyo

“Survivors of Asia’s 2004 tsunami and relatives of its 226,000 victims cried and prayed as they gathered along Indian Ocean shorelines on Friday for memorials to mark the 10th anniversary of a disaster that still leaves an indelible mark on the region.

When a 9.15-magnitude quake opened a fault line deep beneath the ocean on Dec. 26 a decade ago, it triggered a wave as high as 17.4 meters (57 feet) which crashed ashore in more than a dozen countries, wiping some communities off the map in seconds.

Memorials were held in the worst-affected countries – India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia – where monks, imams and priests held ceremonies to honor those who perished.”

via: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/26/us-tsunami-anniversary-idUSKBN0K30PR20141226



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DM (2014, 26 décembre). “Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami with tears and prayers” by Gayatri Suroyo. SRI LANKA & DIASPORAS. Consulté le 18 avril 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/u8jk

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