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Thursday 6 January 2005

Burmese fishermen fear to go to sea and risk starvation

Burmese fishermen from Kha Pyat Thaung Village, Laputa Township in the delta region of Irrawaddy Division who were hardest hit by recent tsunamis, are still too scared to return to sea for fishing and their family members are in danger of starving as they have no other way to make a living.

According to a report by AFP, the villagers saw much of their seasonal fishing village swept away and at least 17 people, mostly children playing on the beach, were killed by the tsunamis.

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