India: Bodies left strewn among smashed fishing boats

India: Bodies left strewn among smashed fishing boats
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK

Poor fishing communities along India’s south-eastern coast bore the brunt of the devastation. As the waters retreated, bodies were left strewn across beaches, among smashed boats, tangled nets and the remains of fishermen’s shacks.

Among the dead was a group of 40 children who were playing cricket on the beach when a giant wave swept them out to sea.

Officials said at least 1,705 people died in Tamil Nadu and about 300 in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and Kerala states.

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