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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.
tsunami-deathsNo one knows who they are because no one has come with any evidence to help the authorities.
In a recent effort some 23 bodies were identified and five were exhumed and collected by relatives.
Another 18 are due to be transported to other parts of the country when relatives turn up to retrieve the bodies in person. DNA evidence is needed to make certain of identities.
The cemetery has people of many nationalities buried there.
The tsunami happed on December 26th 2004. Almost 5,000 people were known killed in eight Thai provinces with a similar number going missing. A huge number were Scandinavians on holiday in Panggna, Krabi and Phuket.
The disaster claimed around a quarter of a million lives across Asia and as far afield as the coast of Africa.
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