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Day 12 — good news among the bad news






06.01.05 13.47 Five of the 16 Norwegians, which were initially confirmed dead, have turned out not to be Norwegians. Health Minister Ansgar Gabrielsen explained yesterday, that the initial list was based on information from the authorities in Thailand who must have made errors in when keying in the data in the computer system.      The Norwegian…

Day 10 — the long haul






04.01.05 20.35 In Khao Lak, some 100 km north of Phuket, where the disaster struck hard, clearing of rubble of hotels and private hotels go on.      But life in Phuket is fast returning to normal, reports Asger Westh of the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten.      “Speedboats, yachts and tourists swimming in the sea again enjoy Patong Beach,”…

Day 9 — back home and in Thailand






03.01.05 07.01 Based on the information below from the four Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, the worst case death toll of Nordic citizens could be a total of 3.708 persons.      Denmark: around 200 persons      Finland: 193 persons.      Norway: around 400 persons (awaiting revised list today)      Sweden: 2915 persons      Iceland: 0 persons      Thai…

Day 7 — search goes on for known and unknown






02.01.05 02.50 Among the Nordic countries, so far only Finland has made the list of its missing citizens public. With a good result (see below).      As for the other countries, the official Thailand has published lists of probaly less than accurate nature than what the Scandinavian authorities could have provided – but they are so…

How to search the Thai websites






Start your search on the English language portal      http://www.thaitsunami.com/person/search.php Another English language search site with sometimes similar, sometimes additional results is:      http://www.missingpersons.or.th/index.en.html On the following site, you can only select your country. The sults are a mix of English and Thai language:      http://203.113.86.240/phuket/search.php or      http://203.113.86.240/phuket/listbycountry.php On the follwing link another compilation of data from the…

Day 6 — fading hope






31.12.04 19.40 Norwegian ambassador to Thailand, Ragne Birte Lund cried as she spoke at a commemorative sermon held in the Scandinavian Church in Bangkok this evening. The Ambassador read a telegram from King Harald of Norway but was so overwhelmed with emotions that she had to stop and dry her tears before she could continue.…

Day 4 — reinforcement and efforts move to Bangkok






29.12.04 22.35 The Norwegian emergency centre established at Bangkok Phuket International Hospital was today, Wednesday reinforced with a team of doktors and nurses and local volunteers. Stein Vangen, priest with the Norwegian Seamen’s Mission in Singapore who came to Phuket early in the unfolding of the rescue efforts, said to ScandAsia that more personnel will…

Day 3 — search continues and evacuation begins






29.12.04 2.10 The names of dead and injured are listed on a few different websites now. The most comprehensive and frequently updated is still: You have to key in username= user + password= password (It has been moved since the previous announcement) Last night, a search form providing very good assistance was also established on…