Monday, December 27, 2004

Reporting The Catastrophe

On the whole, the international reporting of yesterday's devastation has been exemplary. The BBC kept up a steady stream of country reports from around the region as well as offering a sense of the overall picture as it unfolded; CNN also did a good job and has highlighted the relief efforts. According to CNN's latest dispatches the total death toll is now in excess of 23,000. Country details are as follows together with links to national press reports:
  • Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan military authorities report more than 10,000 people killed. Tamil Tiger rebels report 2,000 dead in the territory they hold in the northeast of the country - Reports from Daily News
  • India: At least 6,200 killed by waves which flooded the southern coast, official media report - Reports from The Hindu
  • Indonesia: News agencies report more than 4,350 killed, many of them in Aceh in northern Sumatra - Reports from The Jakarta Post
  • Thailand: Thai authorities report at least 866 people dead - Reports from Bangkok Post
  • Maldives: A46 people are dead and more than 70 missing, according to Hassan Sobir, the Maldives High Commissioner
  • Malaysia: At least 48 dead and 150 people reported missing - Reports from The Star and New Straits Times
  • Bangladesh: At least two people reported dead and several missing - Reports from The Daily Star


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