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Tuesday 11 January 2005

Thailand Begins Exhuming Tsunami Dead

Thailand has started exhuming hundreds of bodies hastily buried in mass graves after the Indian Ocean tsunami in an effort to find out how many are among thousands reported missing, many of them foreign tourists.

Bodies in mass graves in Khao Lak in Thailand were being exhumed and DNA and dental tests conducted in an effort to identify them, officials said.
Thai authorities hastily buried hundreds of bodies after the Dec. 26 tsunami to prevent the spread of disease -- but some were so quickly disposed of that it was not even possible to say if they were Thai or foreign.

Source: Reuters via Yahoo News
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