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Tsunami waves flattened this commercial buildings to the earth on Dec.26. These were two-storey shops in Teuku Umar street, the business area in Meulaboh, where many shops were concentrated in. The street was located just behind the beach. Tourists usually bought their souvenir in this street.

The eyewitnesses told me about 8-meters high waves that swept over everything in seconds. When I went there on Dec.31, I still saw dead bodies lied everywhere among the rubble. A few days later, when the rescue workers were coming, along with the basic necessities, they found more bodies inside the crumbling buildings.

Aids are still slow to come to Meulaboh, since all the roads to the cities are still cut-off. The only airstrip are also damaged by the earthquake, and so the port. Aids agencies are using small planes, helicopters and military landing ship tank to deliver the food, fresh water, medicines and fuel to the desperate survivors.

The government officials are talking about the possibility to move Meulaboh away from the beach, to avoid such a calamity should tsunami come again. But NGOs warns the government not to move the fishermen villages since they will lose their job.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Tomi Satryatomo (wisat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 79] (432)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2005-01-01
  • Categories: Ruínas
  • Exposição: f/8, 1/1250 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2005-01-07 1:59
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Points: 4
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