Waves pounding on the shores of Penang.
sad to say, d island of Sumatera cudn't provide cover to Malaysia...
Jln Tg Tokong, Penang!
32 people died in Penang (mostly picnickers who were lunching or strolling - 13 of them kids below 14y.o), 16 alone when 30METERS WAVE hit d popular beach Batu Feringghi! 4 more were reported missing.
(L)Patong, Phuket, Thailand..... (R)Mohd Adam Abd Aziz (5) - Penang
further north, 10 fishing villages were flattened in Kedah - d state where Langkawi is situated. 10METERS wave killed 10 ppl (7 of them old folks above 60y.o).
Trail of destruction in Kuala Chenang, Langkawi.
3 more died from states further South! all of them were living on d beaches.
1st time it ever reached this paradise on Earth!
a lady who was picnicking with her family were @sea when suddenly d waves rose s high s 5 METERS & hit d beach! 3 of her family members (her sister, nephew & niece) were swept away...
another lady was sitting by d beach with her pregnant daughter & her son when d wave hit d beach! d pregnant daughter was gone in a matter of seconds!
DEATH TOLL / (INJURED):
Sri Lanka - est. 4,500 / (est. 1,600)
India - est. 3,000 / (thousands!)
Indonesia - 4,185 / (est. 1,000)
Thailand - est. 1,000 including 2 Malaysians / (500)
Malaysia - 45 / (141)
Maldives - 32, incl 1 British / (51 missing)
Myanmar - 10 / (not available)
Bangladesh - 2 / (not available)