Six Andaman provinces hold activities to commemorate 13 years of Tsunami

Ceremonies to commemorate 13 years of Tsunami were held in six provinces on the coast of the Andaman Sea on Tuesday to remember those who lost their lives in the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami on Dec 26, 2004. Both Thai and foreign relatives of Tsunami victims attended the ceremonies. In Phangnga, the ceremony was held at the wreck of Tor 813 patrol boat which was washed several kilometres from the sea to Ban Bang Niang in Takua Pa district by the tidal waves. The area has been turned into the Tsunami memorial. A Swiss man who attended the ceremony said although 13 years have passed, he never forgets what happened because he lost his wife and son in huge waves.  He, the lone survivor of the family, had to stay at Phangnga Hospital for over a week for treatment before returning to Switzerland, where he spent another four months in hospital. The man said he returns to Khao Lak in Phangnga every year to attend the commemorative ceremony. A large number of relatives of the victims, tourists and representatives of government offices laid wreaths to remember Khun Pum Jensen, the son of Princess Ubolratana, who also died at Khao Lak.  Religious ceremonies of three religions – Buddhism, Islam and Christianity – were held in remembrance of the victims. In Krabi, relatives laid white roses in front of the photos of the killed at the ceremonial ground on Ko Phi Phi  Tambon Ao Nang of Muang district.  They stood in silence for one minute. Divers of the Ko Phi Phi Amateur Radio Group laid a stainless wreath at the undersea memorial in Ao Tonsai bay, about one kilometre from the shore. On Dec 26, 2004, the undersea earthquake caused extensive damage to the Sumatra Island, sending 30-metre high Tsunami waves to... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Six Andaman provinces hold activities to commemorate 13 years of Tsunami, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Six Andaman provinces hold activities to commemorate 13 years of Tsunami





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Published By: Thai PBS NETWORK - Tuesday, 26 December, 2017



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