At 0758 local time, a massive earthquake struck off Sumatra’s Western coast in Indonesia. The energy released on the earth's surface was equivalent to the explosion of 23,000 Hiroshima-sized atomic bombs.
At 0800, Aceh on the Northern tip of Indonesia was one of the first places to be devastated by a monstrous tsunami.
Then the beaches in Southern Thailand, including Phuket and Khao Lak were hit by the waves before the raging tsunami continued its journey and ripped into the coast of Sri Lanka. So many lives were lost in an instant and the aftermath of this Tsunami left countless victims reeling from shock.
This one-hour documentary tells the story of five people that were affected by the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004. They share their personal memories of what it was like for them on that fateful day when almost 230,000 people from more than a dozen countries died. It may be a distant memory for most of us but for thousands of others that date is etched in their minds forever.