PHANG NGA, THAILAND – Communities across Asia commemorated the 230,000 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world’s deadliest disasters.
On the morning after Christmas Day in 2004, a 9.1 magnitude quake off northern Sumatra triggered tsunami as high as 17.4 meters (57 feet) that swept over vulnerable coastal areas of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and nine other countries.
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