As rescuers scrambled to reach isolated towns hit by the recent tsunami, Indonesia on Wednesday marked the 14th anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. The recent disaster triggered flashbacks for some who survived the 2004 tragedy.
The campaign for Indonesia's presidency has officially kicked off with a debate between incumbent President Joko Widodo and populist challenger Prabowo Subianto. Observers say both candidates failed to impress.
Officials have warned another tsunami could hit the stricken area as volcanic activity continues. Many residents who survived the 2004 tsunami are having to deal with flashbacks.
The devastating tsunami has shattered the lives of thousands of people. More than 400 families have lost members — and in the hospitals, of all places, people have been cashing in on the survivors' suffering.
The death toll from a volcano-triggered tsunami has risen to 420 people with 1,459 injured and 128 missing. Coastal communities were caught off guard as massive waves smashed into homes and hotels.
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