A decade on, Thailand remembers the horrific Boxing Day tsunami

December 26, 2014 4:47 PM

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A decade on, Thailand remembers the horrific Boxing Day tsunami

PATONG, Thailand — Ten years on from the devastating tsunami that rocked South Asia, there are still small reminders of the tragedy here in the tourist heart of Thailand's Phuket island.

In hotels, a small emergency flashlight sits in each and every room, while tsunami hazard signs show what to do if another massive wave of destruction moves up the shore. They are small yet striking reminders in a country where nearly 5,400 people died on Dec. 26, 2004, while at least 2,800 people w...

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