Aceh – Asian Tsunami

On Boxing Day 2004, a devastating Tsunami ripped through the town of Banda Aceh in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, killing over 130,000 people.

One of the biggest natural disasters in living history, it affected countries spreading from Indonesia, all along the shores of Asia to the East coast of Africa, damaging coastal villagers in Somalia and Tanzania.

Three weeks after the Tsunami, hit the Indonesian army and Islamic volunteers were still recovering over 3,500 bodies a day from the devastation, burying them in mass graves on the city limits.

Pictures shot on assignment forĀ Cafod.