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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am
The tsunami death toll now stands at 280,000:
Hundreds of bodies are still being pulled daily from the rubble in Indonesia, while many more lie unidentified in mass graves in Thailand as tsunami-hit countries struggle to even count their dead, let alone identify and bury them.
With 11 Indian Ocean countries suffering deaths and more than 50 other nations reporting citizens killed, the disaster a month ago touched an unprecedented number of communities.
In Indonesia’s worst-hit Aceh province more than 1,000 bodies a day are still being recovered.