This morning I’ve been seeing photos and reading accounts of the terrible earthquake
that hit Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, Thailand and others. The death toll is
up to 23,000 people. Here’s a round-up of what I’ve found (mostly through Scoble,
- Photos of the after-effects of the tidal wave.
- Evelyn Rodriguez got slammed by the wave, but she’s okay.
- Michael Dobbs talks about being
swept out to sea.
- More photos of the wave hitting Phuket and the
- A personal account from Colombo.
- In Mumbai, blogger Dina Mehta is also writing about the disaster.
- Another account from Sri Lanka.
- More photos from Phuket (the password to get in is "abc123").
- Personal accounts collected
by the BBC.
- Here’s the
WikiNews piece on the disaster.
- UPDATE: WorldChanging has a better version of this post, with plenty more first person accounts.
That last link demonstrates how the Beeb gets citizen-journalism. For at least the past 24 hours, the BBC has had a link that reads "Your
experiences: Asian disaster" on their
news front page. You enter in your experience in a form and click Send.
They vet your submission, and if they approve, post it to the page. It’s essentially
a temporary, de facto weblog for BBC readers to post their stories.
UPDATE #2: Waxy is hosting some harrowing amateur footage of the disaster.