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Sunday 23 January 2005

Tsunami victim rescued after 26 days stranded on island

A victim of last month's tsunamis was rescued after surviving alone for 26 days on a partially submerged island in India's Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, the Indian navy said

Michael Mangal, a Nicobarese tribesman who had been living on coconuts since the December 26 disaster, was spotted waving a cloth flag made from his clothes by a joint navy and civilian search and rescue team on Friday.

"The team spotted him waving a stick flag on Pillow Panja island. He was in his underwear and had used his clothes to make the flag. He was exhausted and weak when the rescue team brought him back to Port Blair," navy spokesman Salil Mehta told AFP.

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