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27 Dec, 2014

Phuket, Phang-nga remember 10th anniversary of tsunami

BANGKOK, 26 December 2014 (NNT) – State agencies in Phuket and Phang-nga today held memorial services for December 2004’s tsunami that killed at over 5,000 people in Thailand, on the 10th anniversary of the disaster.

The Phuket provincial administrative organization and the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Center Region 18 hosted a lecture attended by community leaders, people who live or work in areas with tsunami risk, and those with duties related to disaster response. The lecture was aimed at creating disaster preparedness as well as boosting confidence in disaster-handling capacity.

Phuket Province’s memorial service on the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami took place this evening at Loma Park on Patong Beach.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha traveled to Phang-nga Province to preside over another memorial service for those who perished in the disaster ten years ago. The service was in Khuekkhak sub-district, Takua Pa district, Phang-nga. Of the 6 provinces hit by the tsunami, Phang-nga had the heaviest toll of casualties with 4,225 dead, 5,597 injured, and 1,655 missing.