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Wednesday, 5 January, 2005

More than 400 could be dead in Burma - DVB

More than 400 people could be killed in Burma by the earthquake and subsequent tsunamis which struck the coasts surrounding the Indian Ocean on 26 December, according to reliable reports received by DVB.

The majority of the dead are sea-gypsies, the Salon or Moken people who mainly live and survive on the seas and fishermen from Irrawaddy Division. Nearly 200 people from Lampi Island, off the southwest coast of Burma, which is mainly inhabited by Salon people, are missing, according to someone who recently went to visit the region speaking on condition of anonymity.

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