Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Taiwan News Online-Jealousy, competition ruin Sri Lanka village

Taiwan News Online: "Jealousy, competition ruin Sri Lanka village

Six months after tsunami disaster, people become feisty over who gets what and when
2005-06-21 / Associated Press / By Tim Sullivan

It was different, people here will tell you, in those first few days after the ocean came roaring over the horizon and slammed into Peraliya, driving trees and boulders through the village at 800 kilometers per hour and leaving behind more grief than anyone would have thought possible.
Tsunami survivors shared water, food and what medicine they could scrounge. Some passed shovels back and forth, searching for survivors. Others stared at one battered, bloated corpse after another, trying to figure out which body belonged to which family."


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