A passenger train heading northbound for Colombo from Paraliya train station turned into a disaster as hundreds of panicked residents from town rushed the train for shelter from the wave which finally flipped it over killing over a thousand people on board. Since then the train has been put back on its tracks and acts as a mourning ground for some 1,200 victims who lost their lives from the Tsunami this incident. The Tsunami that hit southeast Asia December 26, 2004, totals over 200,000 dead, thousands still missing and over two thirds of the shoreline and its immediate vicinity destroyed. Thousands of Sri Lankan residents mostly front small fishing villages near the ocean front are homeless from the powerful Tsunami. | Location: PARALIYA, Sri Lanka.
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