Ie Beuna - The Mother Wave (50 images)

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At 7.59 am on 26 December 2004, a massive tsunami triggered by an earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra devastated the Indian Ocean shores, killing an estimated 280,000 people and displacing more than 1,6 million in 15 countries.

With eighty percent of the recorded deaths, the Indonesian province of Aceh was the hardest hit by one of the most powerful natural disasters ever recorded in history. Here, the Mother Wave destroyed 800 kilometres of coastline, wiping out entire...
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