Eyewitness: Irish tsunami survivors recall day the wave hit - asian tsunami stories

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Caught in Indonesia's tsunami - stories of survival and death | News | Al Jazeera asian tsunami stories


On 26 December 2004, a 9.1-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, triggered a deadly tsunami that killed more than.

A series of huge waves triggered by an earthquake killed more than 230,000 people in 14 countries. Edie Fassnidge lost both her mother and sister in the tsunami. "We set off on Boxing Day morning for a day of kayaking," she recalls. Her mother, 53-year-old Sally Macgill, and younger.

Fishing villages along the western coastline were engulfed by surging waves following the eruption of a volcano. "I saw in her eyes that she was just waiting to die." Rajabasa village had just been hit by a powerful tsunami that on Saturday night battered the Lampung and Banten.