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Tsunami Victim Mementos Haunt 10 Years Later
Watches, chunky gold necklaces with Buddhist amulets, and a wad of $1,800 in cash were among the items belonging to the 2004 tsunami victims.
Personal possessions of 2004 tsunami victims are arranged to be photographed outside a police station in Takua Pa, in Phang Nga province December 19, 2014. Thai police opened a shipping container filled with documents and possessions of victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami after being asked by Reuters for permission to film its contents. The three metre by 12 metre container was handed over to Thai police in 2011 and contains hundreds of plastic police evidence bags - each one holding the precious items found on the body of a victim. In Thailand, over 5,300 people were killed, including several thousand foreign tourists, when the waves swamped six coastal provinces, turning some of the world's most beautiful beaches into mass graves. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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