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Tsunami survival stories surface amid fears for orphans

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Tsunami survival stories surface amid fears for orphans


Incredible tales of survival continue to surface from the waters of death. One 10-year-old Indian boy climbed up a tree when the tidal wave crashed into his home town in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, sweeping his parents away. He stayed there for an extraordinary 10 days without food or drink before wading towards an army rescue team. Doctors have told him to eat his meals slowly but say he is recovering well.

The UN children’s fund, UNICEF, says there could be 50,000 orphans in the stricken region. It is feared paedophiles and child traffickers could be taking advantage of the situation. Indonesia and Sri Lanka have banned adoptions until further notice.
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