The worst disaster to happen, for as long as I can remember.
More than 26,000 people dead, from Thailand to Somalia. The sheer size of the area affected is mind boggling.
According to one person from Chennai, the death toll would have been many times higher if the Tsunami struck in the evening when there are many more people on the beach, it being a public holiday.
Most of my friends seem to be safe, except for someone I knew, living in Maldives now; no news from there. Here in Malaysia, nearly 50 people lost their lives in Penang.
The news in today’s paper about a suicide bomber killing 15 people in Iraq appears almost ironical.