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Updates on the Maldives after Tsunami

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Tidal Waves hit Maldives, Airport closed, British tourist dead

:rcard Waves caused by a huge earthquake in Indonesia hit the Maldives on Sunday, injuring an Italian tourist and possibly causing the death of a British man, officials and witnesses said. for more www.visitaddu.com http://www.visitaddu.com
 

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Re: Tidal Waves hit Maldives, Airport closed, British tourist dead

More deaths reported in Maldives
December 27, 2004

From correspondents in Male

AT least one British tourist and 31 other people were killed when giant waves hit the tourist paradise of the Maldives, officials said today.

Another 51 were said to be missing after the tsunamis, triggered by an earthquake off Indonesia.
for more www.visitaddu.com
 

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At least 43 people have been reported killed and 63 missing after giant tidal waves h

At least 43 people have been reported killed and 63 missing after giant tidal waves hit in the Maldives.

A special unit set up to coordinate the rescue effort said they were in the process of restoring communications with far flung atolls and expected the casualties to rise read more www.visitaddu.com
 

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One body of a foreign tourist from Velavaru Island Resort, Dhaal Atoll, brought to Ma

5:01 pm: *One body of a foreign tourist from Velavaru Island Resort, Dhaal Atoll, brought to Male'. Damage at the resort extensive.*
4:37 pm: *Equator Village Resort, in Gan Island, Addu Atoll not affected*

4:26 pm: *Bandos Island Resort, North Male' Atoll not affected. 100 guests transferred to Bandos last night from Olhuveli Beach and Dhonveli Beach* * Embudu village and Summer Island Resorts unaffected*

3:14 pm: *British Foreign Office advises against all travel to Maldives*

3:08 pm: *tourists slept on roadsides in Male' yesterday, reports state*

2:32 pm: *Maldivian families in Colombo packing essential items to send to Maldives*

2:17 pm: *Reported shortage of SSB & CB radio sets in outer islands. Communication with outer islands is still down*

2:12pm: *Bravo Viaggi, an Italian travel agency, has received a phone call from their clients who were in Vilu Reef and are now in Ellaidhoo Tourist Resort. There are there 80 Italians there, who have lost all their belongings, and willing to fly back to Italy today. Travel agency appealing to the Maldives authorities and Sun Travel, owner of Vilu Reef, to coordinate with them their departure. The person to call is Mr. Pirani at the Ellaidhoo Tourist Resort at the number : 45 05 86 or 45 06 62*

1:44 pm: *Helpers in command centre in Male' complaining that a candidate for elections in Vaavu Atoll is putting his election stickers on aid packages destined for Vaavu Atoll*

1:19 pm: *Reethi Beach resort, Baa Atoll - no damage or casualties reported*

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Re: British found in maldives alive and well

Maldives evacuate islandsCOLOMBO (Reuters) - The Maldives say 52 people, including two British tourists, have drowned in tsunami waves that struck the Indian Ocean archipelago, and has evacuated six of its 200 inhabited islands completely.

Close to 70 people were still missing in the beach paradise on Monday as search operations continued into the night, and officials said they feared the death toll could rise dramatically.
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Re: Tidal Waves hit Maldives, Airport closed, British tourist dead

Situation Assessment for Islands:
28 December 2004
37 islands without water, power, sewage and infrastructure almost completely destroyed.
78 islands suffered moderate damage with coastal structures and some houses being affected
Half a dozen islands have been totally washed off without a single structure standing
13 islands evacuated www.visitaddu.com
 

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5 Canadians unaccounted 11 in the Maldives.

The federal government stepped up its aid Monday to South Asian countries devastated by one of the strongest earthquakes ever and the tsunamis that washed across the Indian Ocean to kill thousands of people, including at least three Canadians.

Government departments worked to track Canadians in the stricken region, with five Canadians unaccounted for in Indonesia and another 11 in the Maldives For the latest updates visit www.visitaddu.com
 

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2 Britons killed in Maldives

2 Britons killed in Maldives
28 December 2004

Four Britons have been confirmed dead in the Asian tsunami -- one in Thailand, one in Sri Lanka and two in the Maldives -- and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has warned the toll is likely to rise. Read more www.visitaddu.com
 

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Re: Tidal Waves hit Maldives, Airport closed, British tourist dead

Just wanted to point that it was not a tidal wave, it was a tsunami caused by the earthquake.

Roberto
 

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thousands of Maldives residents are now packed into shelters.

Diseases Threaten Tsunami Victims, Health Experts Warn

Wednesday December 29 2004

... illnesses. The thousands of Maldives residents are now packed into shelters. ... Members should watch their in-box for late breaking news. for more www.visitaddu.com
 

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The government of the Maldives expressed concern that it still had not heard from 19

... The government of the Maldives expressed concern that it still had not heard from 19 inhabited islands, and said there was a real danger some of its low-lying ...for more www.visitaddu.com
 

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Looking for Daniel Dayakar Missing in the Maldives

Daniel Dayakar, Age:34, Height: 5ft 2 inches; Anne Josephine ( Kalpana), Age: 29, Height : 5ft 1 inches who were thought to be traveling from Male' to Kolhufushi (in Meemu Atoll) at the time of the tidal wave, please contact Naveen Kudari in the United States (510-209-7372) or on [email protected]*
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I've combined all the Maldive update threads into this one thread to keep the Beach Bar nice and tidy!
 

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Re: Tidal Waves hit Maldives, Airport closed, British tourist dead

rcerdena said:
Just wanted to point that it was not a tidal wave, it was a tsunami caused by the earthquake.

Roberto

You are correct, although the term tidal wave has been widely used in many news reports.

A tsunami is a wave train, or series of waves, generated in a body of water by an impulsive disturbance that displaces the water column vertically, in this case, caused by an earthquake.

At the end of the day it doesn't really matter, what matters are the lives lost and destruction caused, whether called a freak wave, tsunami, or tidal wave.

Lots of people are hurting right now and its important to try and assist if you possibly can.

Thanks to all for your efforts and positive thoughts.
 

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Foreign workers grieve over relatives

29 December 2004


... The last time I heard from them was when they left for Maldives.. Asanta, who is also from Sri Lanka, has worked in Korea for five years. ...


Honeymoon escape - up a tree
29 December 2004


... Lorraine Such. Lorraine, 34, who is pregnant, and Julian, 36, climbed a tree as giant waves destroyed their Maldives hotel. The ...


Tourist areas hit hard, but some resorts still open
29 December 2004


The Indian Ocean resort areas of Thailand, Sri Lanka, India and the Maldives draw millions of Europeans wanting to escape long, dark winters. ...


Tsunami Threatens Survival of Maldives

29 December 2004

The tidal waves that swept across the Indian Ocean did more than take a heavy toll of lives and property in the Maldives -- it confronted the tiny island nation with a threat to its survival. The archipelago of 1,190 low-lying coral islands, dotted across hundreds of miles of ocean, has for years begged bigger, more powerful nations for action against global warming, fearing higher sea levels could literally make much of its territory disappear. The speeding walls of water that slammed into 11 nations in Asia and Africa on Sunday, killing tens of thousands of people, marked a brutal demonstration of vulnerability.

for more www.visitaddu.com
 

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Re: Missing DIVEMASTER

KG is in Male... he is ok
 
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