Tsunami Essay 2004

Tsunami Essay 2004-25
Five years on from the tsunami that battered Asia's shores, experts fear a new generation of coastal dwellers will be ill-prepared to face another giant wave as memories fade.Thousands of saffron-robed Thai monks chanted and prayed for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Saturday.(Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images) In this file photo from December 26th, 2004, foreign tourists who had ventured far out on the sand after the water receded react as the first of six tsunamis starts to roll towards Hat Rai Lay Beach, near Krabi in southern Thailand.

(ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images) #Acehnese men read the Quran at a mass grave site during commemorations on the fifth anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day earthquake and tsunami, on December 26, 2009 in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami brought international fame to Baby 81, but the parents of the two-month-old who miraculously survived the deadly wave say it has only brought misfortune and unwanted attention.

Found in the debris left by the wave that wrecked huge areas of Sri Lanka's coast, Jeyaraj became a phenomenon after international media erroneously reported nine sets of parents had come forward to claim him.

Five years after the disaster, 10 year old Ikra continues to dream of giant waves - after the tsunami killed four family members, except her father who had climbed up a tree.

(ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images) #People launch floating paper lanterns into the sky over the Andaman Sea in remembrance of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami victims, in Khao Lak, in Thailand's Phang Nga province, about 110 km (68 miles) north of the resort island of Phuket, on December 26, 2009.

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