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AseanPlus News 06 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Fishermen dare not return to the sea

Fishermen who saw much of their seasonal fishing village swept away by the Indian Ocean tsunami said yesterday they were too scared to return to sea, fearing a repeat of the deadly disaster.

AseanPlus News 05 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Food and water rushed to victims

An army of aid workers raced yesterday to supply food and water to millions of tsunami victims, and salvage crews unblocked the runway at an Indonesian airport serving as a key hub for relief shipments.

AseanPlus News 05 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Student pins hopes on aid from home and abroad

Wearing a donated red T-shirt, pale green pleated skirt and rubber thongs, Waruni Delpagodage, 18, ponders her future in the refugee camp her destitute family has fled to in the tsunami aftermath.

AseanPlus News 04 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

India obstructing aid, say groups

The Indian government's refusal to allow access to the remote Andaman and Nicobar islands is preventing aid from reaching the most desperate survivors of last week's tsunamis, international aid groups said Monday, as the country's death toll was expected to top 15,000.

AseanPlus News 03 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Many missing, few bodies found

Thousands of Andaman and Nicobar islanders are missing, feared killed by last week's deadly tsunami, but few bodies have been located so far, Indian officials on the remote archipelago said.

Nation 03 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Malaysians form the biggest foreign team

They came looking for survivors, but all they found were corpses. A Malaysian rescue team has embarked on one of the hardest tasks for relief workers - pulling out rotting, bloated bodies from the debris.

AseanPlus News 03 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Andamans rocked by 90 aftershocks

India's tsunami-hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands were rattled by 90 aftershocks in 24 hours, most of them of moderate intensity, the meteorological department said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 03 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Survivors left destitute

Survivors in the razed Indonesian town of Meulaboh, one of the closest to last week's earthquake, have been left destitute, Red Cross officials who have reached the scene said yesterday.

Nation 03 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Receding waters reveal scale of tsunami destruction in Aceh

Survivors huddle in clearings without food or shelter above the water-damage line all along the tsunami-ravaged coast of Indonesia's Aceh province, and corpses float kilometres out to sea.

Nation 02 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Students recall horrifying scenes

Student Shahrul Iswar Idris was running for his life last Sunday in Banda Aceh but the sight of an almost buried man holding a baby in his outstretched hands stopped him.