Indian Tsunami and Earthquake Disaster (6/10)

More than 230,000 people were killed, 500,000 were injured, and 1.7 million were left homeless on December 26, 2004, after 9.2-magnitude earthquake caused a tsunami that affected 14 countries in Asia and eastern and southern Africa. Easily one of the most devastating natural disasters to have ever impacted the modern world, such a disaster is made even more harrowing when the reality is presented that there were plenty of warnings for the impending disaster. Seven years worth of warnings were ignored by countries who feared that such a reality would hit things such as tourism too hard. 

Written by James Metcalfe

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