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Tsunami newspaper

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THE GLOBAL NEWSREAD. Bringing you, your weekly news. 29th December 2004 �1.00 On sale until 6th Jan 2005 On 26 December 2004, while most of us were enjoying Christmas at home, on the other side of the world people were fighting for their lives. An earthquake registering 9 on the Richter Scale struck off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia on Boxing Day morning, 2004. It triggered tidal waves up to 30 feet high that swept into coastal villages and seaside resorts. ...read more.

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We remained underwater for about 20 seconds. A thought came that I had better do something or I might not be around much longer. I reached up and grabbed an exposed edge of the awning and pulled as hard as I could. It actually started to break free of the house. We all got our heads above the water and breathed in the air. But since we were still pinned, I pulled the awning with every ounce of energy I had and it broke free. ...read more.

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As bad as the scene was, no one knew the enormity of the situation, and we wouldn't until days later. I had recruited a few people to help me gather supplies and asked others to find out who was injured and to lead me to them. I was working at the hotel for several hours with Thai military helicopters coming and going with supplies and evacuees. Later I headed for higher ground and helped a group of injured people there when rumors of another wave spread." ...read more.

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