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Tuesday 25 January 2005

Unfortunate but true

Source: IOL

Port Blair, India - Pirated Bollywood movies aside, new releases are ruling the black market video charts - grisly amateur videos of the tsunami horror."There is great demand for them," said Mukesh Vyas, a compact disc dealer in Port Blair, capital of the hard-hit Andaman and Nicobar Island chain. "We don't have the stock, they are so hard to get."

In corners of tsunami-savaged Asia, videos from the disaster have become a retail commodity - popular in some areas, not so much in others. Some of the video CDs are simply news footage recorded from television broadcasts. But more often, it's highly graphic footage, often shot by amateurs, that would never make it onto broadcast TV. The videos have infuriated survivors and, in a few instances, put police into action.

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