Tsunami 2005

A massive tsunami hit Banda Aceh on the morning of the 26th of December.

It was triggered by a massive earthquake measuring 8.9 on the richter scale,
just off the coast.

Tsunami wave battered coastlines throughout south Asia and even the coast of east Africa.

A giant wave smashed into the town crushing building and carrying cars, boats and debris several kilometers inland.

Aceh, the region closest to the epicenter of the earthquake, was one of the areas hit hardest by the tsunami.

The number of peoplefs dead or missing at more than 230,000, the majority Acehenese.

More than 400,000 Acehenese were displaced from their homes.


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