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Maldives : Tsunami : 2004/12/26
GLIDE: TS-2004-000147-MDV  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2004/12/26
Country
   or
District
Maldives
Name Tsunami
Outline Two-thirds of the Maldives capital has been flooded, 82 people dead, and 26 people are misssing after a series of tsunami waves triggered by the most powerful earthquake (9.0-magnitude) since 1964.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
News source OCHA Situation Report No. 18 (2005/01/14)
Dead: 81
Missing: 21
Displaced: 21,663


CNN News 2004/01/03
Dead 82
Missing: 22



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Emergency Relief Information
  • News from the President's Office 2004/12/26
    Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has pledged aid to the Maldives on a priority basis in the wake of the national disaster in the Maldives caused by the tsunami that struck the country this morning. Dr. Manmohan Singh said that the tsunami has also caused damage to India causing nearly 1600 casualties. President Gayoom thanked the Indian Prime Minister for pledging assistance to the Maldives at this time of national tragedy. He said that relief efforts were continuing and that foreign assistance plays an important role in this regard.