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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…

Earthquake and Tidal Waves Disaster — news as it breaks

27.12.04 2.30 Norwegian couple thought they had lost their 24 year old son to the wave off Patong beach on Phuket. But eventually they found him – with broken toes and an injured knee – but alive.      “First the water withdrew from the beach untill even the corals were above water. We took our cameras…

Indonesia to halve its loan request to donors

Indonesia will this year ask for less than half of last year’s 2.8 billion dollars loan commitments from the Consultative Group on Indonesia (CGI), its main western creditor group whose member states include Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.      Economics Minister Aburizal Bakrie said the government will only seek about 1.2 billion dollars from the CGI…