PHUKET: A somber air hung over the tsunami memorial service at the Tsunami Memorial Wall in Mai Khao this morning as about 50 people turned up to remember those lost to the killer waves that struck Phuket in 2004.
Thai official figures state that the tsunami killed 5,398 people and more than 3,700 disappeared in the waves that day.
Hundreds of them died or disappeared in Phuket. In Phang Nga province, north of Phuket, the deadly tally numbered in the thousands.
Read more: The Phuket Gazette