Boxing Day Tsunami


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A major climatological disaster caused by an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.1 to 9.3 on the Richter scale, caused by subduction which triggered a series of devastating tsunami along the coasts of most land masses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing at least 230,000 people in 11 countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters/100 feet high. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history
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THE GIFT BBC1, 9pm Ten years ago, Andy Chaggar's trip of a lifetime ended in tragedy when the Boxing Day tsunami struck.
THE GIFT BBC1 9pm As the anniversary of the Boxing Day Tsunami has just passed, survivor Andy Chaggar has enrolled the help of this show to find the three men who rescued him.
SERVICES were held across Asia yesterday to remember more than 230,000 people killed in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.
A DAD has told for the first time how he ran for his life when the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami hit his holiday paradise.
The Boxing Day tsunami claimed an estimated 275,000 lives and wiped out whole communities.
In 2004, he was the Northumbria Police link for international support following the devastating Boxing Day Tsunami in the Indian Ocean.
The Sports Illustrated star, who was famously injured in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, still oozes the sex appeal that launched her to prominence on the fashion scene in the mid-Nineties.
The 73-year-old spent almost a year studying the remains of murderous duo Fred and Rose West's victims, he helped identify victims of the Boxing Day tsunami and even worked on the high profile case of two star footballers charged with assault.
A WRITER from Birmingham who helped rescue survivors in the aftermath of the 2005 Boxing Day tsunami in Sri Lanka has called for those affected by the recession to volunteer their time in Japan.
Alex Evans, 29, from Birmingham, travelled to the Asian sub-continent in 2005 after the Boxing Day tsunami which killed 250,000 people in Thailand, Sri Lanka and India.
After the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 I spent several days in Banda Aceh in Indonesia.
If estimates are correct, the death toll is close to that of the Asian Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004.