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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-05 12:16 PM
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Nine Tsunami Survivors Found
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Edited on Wed Feb-02-05 01:13 PM by cal04
Indian rescuers have found nine survivors of December's tsunami disaster in the Andamans archipelago near Thailand. Police said it was a "miracle" the five men, one woman and three children had survived.
"It is a miracle, it is an an act of God, that (they) are alive," Campbell Bay police chief Shaukat Ali said.

He said the nine survivors were all emaciated and had lived off coconuts and coconut water for the past 38 days. They were found on a remote part of Campbell Bay, the southernmost island in the Andamans and Nicobar chain. Local authorities said the survivors took shelter on a hilltop when the waves slammed into the island.

"Four or five days later they came down to the forest and they were completely disoriented in the heavy rain that lashed the area," a statement said. Since the tsunami hit the string of 550 islands, almost 2,000 people have been listed dead and 555 are still missing.
The island is thick with crocodile-infested mangroves and rescuers have not managed to penetrate all its areas,,30000-1169684,00....
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