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Ie Beuna - The Mother Wave

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Indonesia - Sumatra - Aceh - Outskirts of Rigaih - A family walks back home after collecting mussels during low tide. Before the first wave arrived the water withdrew as far as the eye can see living km of land dry and covered with fish, thousands of people who were on the beach ran to gather the fish and were surprised and hit by the waters. The total number of victims was 184,000 confirmed, 230,000 estimated, 45,000 missing and 1,69 millions displacedIn Indonesia (almost entirely in Aceh): 130,000 confirmed, 167,000 estimated. 37,000 missing. More than 500,000 displaced, in Banda Aceh, 90,000 estimated dead.