Meagre possessions swept away with their owners by the 2004 tsunami: Items removed from victims and locked away in giant shipping container are revealed by police ten years on

December 23, 2014 11:52 AM

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A decade on from the 2004 tsunami, this collection of personal possessions offers a tragic reminder of the 230,000 people killed when 30m-high waves barreled through Indian Ocean coastal communities.

As the tenth anniversary of a disaster which devastated large parts of Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India approaches, Thai police have allowed the contents of hundreds of individual bags of possessions to be photographed.

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