International: Thailand Tsunami
On Dec 26th 2004 an 9.3 earthquake that caused the tsunami occurred off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
More than 300.000 people died in the region after the giant waves crashed onto the shores of south east Asian and east African countrys.
Thailand and its tourist resorts in Kao Lak lost more than 6500 lives, thousands are still missing. Many more lost everything and live as refugees in set up camps along the coast line. Residents of the destroyed areas continue to return to the sites of their former homes to view the damage and to reclaim personal property.