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Ceremony remembers Swedes lost in the tsunami

Published fredag 26 december 2014 kl 11.00
Khao Lak, Thailand ten years after the tsunami. Photo: TT
Foto: TT

A ceremony in Thailand will remember the 543 Swedes who died in the south-east Asian tsunami ten years ago.

Hundreds of thousands died after a series of tsunamis struck coasts along the south-east Pacific ten years ago today.

In the tourist area of Khao Lak thousands of Swedish tourists were caught by the waves that hit Thailand.

At 5 pm local time Swedes will gather for the memorial ceremony, which will end with a speech by pastor Erik Stenberg Roos. He says to Swedish Radio News he will talk about how, by sharing the burden, people can get through the pain.

“There is help out there”, says Erik Stenberg Roos.

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