Remembering the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
It has been 12 years since the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, one of the deadliest natural disasters in the history of the world, hit 14 countries including India. The mammoth waves, triggered by a powerful 9.1 magnitude underwater earthquake off Aceh coast in Indonesia, killed nearly 3 lakh people. The catastrophe which struck a day after the Christmas rendered lakhs of people homeless. Photos: Mathrubhumi Archives
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Tsunami waves rushing towards Azhikkal village in kollam. Photo taken from the Amrita Ayurveda Research Centre. 

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A view of trawlers destroyed by tsunami waves in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu

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A view of village that was destroyed by tidal waves at Kolachal, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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A view of trawlers destroyed by tsunami waves in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu

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Idols of Hindu gods stand amid the rubble of a destroyed Indian army village at the Car Nicobar island

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A view of Marina beach after tsunami 

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Damaged Air Traffic control building in Nicobar

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Bodies of tsunami victims lying at a government hospital in Machilipatnam

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A beach-side resort which was destroyed in tsunami at Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh

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Then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y. S. Rajasekhar Reddy, second right, distributing relief to tsunami victims at Vijayawada, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. 

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Indian policemen and bystanders search for missing people at Silver Beach in Cuddalore, some 185 kms south of Chennai. 

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An aerial view of Marina beach in Chennai after tsunami

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An aerial view of Pattinapakam, a slum near Chennai, which was destroyed in tsunami. 

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An aerial view of Cuddalore after tsunami 

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People crossing a railway track damaged in tsunami in Nagapattinam port 

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Army Jawans clearing debris in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu

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One of the buildings of Indian Air Force officers in Nicobar which was completely destroyed in tsunami.

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