The tsunami loss exceeds 200,000 lives. The true number will never be known, but the thought that in less than 15 minutes almost a quarter of a million people died...
Our friend, Chris, was flown to Phuket on Jan 2nd. Yesterday he gave a presentation to the Ambassador and the Consular officers about what he did and what we saw.
One survivor he spoke to tried to describe what happened. The survivor said it was like being in a washing machine. A washing machine filled with people, bricks, trees and trucks.