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Twelve years after the Tsunami there are still 412 dead not taken home

Twelve years after the Tsunami there are still 412 dead not taken home

Officials at the Ban Muang cemetery in Pangnga said that 412 corpses buried there have still not been claimed. No one knows who they are because no one has come…

Tsunami Memorial to take place in Patong on Boxing Day

Tsunami Memorial to take place in Patong on Boxing Day

A memorial service for the 12th Anniversary of the Boxing Day Tsunami will be held in Patong on Monday (Dec 26). Running from 5pm to 7:30pm, the tsunami memorial will…

Phuket officials play down broken tsunami buoy fears

Phuket officials play down broken tsunami buoy fears

Vice Governor Chokdee Amornwat on July 25 played down concerns in response to repeated requests for updates on what was being done to repair a tsunami-warning buoy that stopped transmitting…

Famous tsunami “miracle” elephant now living in Kanchanaburi

Famous tsunami “miracle” elephant now living in Kanchanaburi

The baby elephant which helped save the life of an eight-year old British schoolgirl, Amber Owen, from a devastating tsunami which struck the western coast of southern Thailand 12 years…

Phuket tsunami drill to play national anthem, not sirens

Phuket tsunami drill to play national anthem, not sirens

All 19 tsunami-warning towers in Phuket will undergo a live test at 1:30pm tomorrow (Wednesday, Mar 30), but instead of the multi-language tsunami warning and siren, the towers will play…

Tsunami, road accidents and collapsing building drill to be held in Phang Nga

Tsunami, road accidents and collapsing building drill to be held in Phang Nga

Phang Nga Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office Head Kultharin Rotchanasurasee said that Phang Nga province is scheduled to hold a tsunami, road accidents and collapsing building drill on Tuesday,…

Phuket readies for tsunami memorial, 11 years on

Phuket readies for tsunami memorial, 11 years on

Religious activities and memorial exhibitions are being prepared across the island as Phuket gets ready to mark the 11th anniversary of the 2004 Asian Tsunami on Saturday, December 26. As…

6.2 magnitude earthquake in Nicobar felt in Phuket

6.2 magnitude earthquake in Nicobar felt in Phuket

A strong earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck Nicobar Island in India and was felt in Phuket today. Director general of the Thai Meteorological Department Mr Wanchai Sak-udomchai said the strong…

Public not to panic over tsunami rumours

Public not to panic over tsunami rumours

The Department of Mineral Resources has asked the public in the southern region not to panic over tsunami rumours, while urging the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation to help…

10 years on: Thaivisa remembers the Boxing Day tsunami in Thailand

10 years on: Thaivisa remembers the Boxing Day tsunami in Thailand

For the ten year anniversary of the Boxing Day tsunami, Thaivisa looks back at the events of that fateful day. The tsunami that followed the huge earthquake in the Indian…

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