A Sri Lankan Tsunami survivor travels with her son in the 591 train which was hit by 2004 tsunami during a commemorative ride in Peraliya, Sri Lanka, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. In Sri Lanka the train 591, which was tossed up by the waves and the charred images of which became an icon of the disa…
Indian women offer prayers on the Marina Beach at the Bay of Bengal to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Tsunami in Chennai, India, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of…
Thai military personnel and volunteers prepare for a memorial service to be held the next day, built around a police boat which was beached 10 years ago when the Asian tsunami struck, in Khao Lak, Thailand, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. Dec. 26 marks the 10th anniversary of one of the deadliest n…
PERELIYA, Sri Lanka — A packed train in Sri Lanka was swept off its tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand’s shore was hurled more than a mile inland. Streets in Indonesia were turned into roaring rivers that carried people to their deaths.
Sri Lankan tsunami survivors pay respects at a mass grave for 591 of the nearly 2,000 passengers who died on a coastal railway when waves swept away a train in Peraliya.
Sandra McDaniel walks through the remains of the product showroom for the Jack Morris Gas Co. in Columbia, Mississippi, after a tornado struck the community on Wednesday.
COLUMBIA, Miss. — Elizabeth Bordelon planned to go Christmas shopping until nasty weather blowing through southeastern Mississippi convinced her to hold off.
BOSTON — A few hours before she was buried in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, 19-year-old Britney Gengel texted her parents her last wish: “I want to move here and start an orphanage.”
“You don’t meet anyone who hasn’t lost a loved one. It’s helpful to be around people who understand our pain,” says the father of Brittany Gengel, wno died in the 2010 Haiti quake.
YARNELL, Ariz. — The bodies of 19 members of an elite firefighting crew killed after being overrun by an Arizona wildfire have been retrieved from the mountain where they died.