BANDA ACEH, Indonesia

As the world observes the Tsunami Awareness Day on Tuesday, relatives of those killed in 2004 disaster in northern Indonesia’s Aceh region, recount painful memories.

Within seconds, a nine-meter-high wall of water, following a massive earthquake, swept the region, killing 200,000 people.

Maisara, a housewife is still in trauma. She lost her journalist husband and three daughters. “Even though 15 years have passed, the trauma cannot be removed,” she told Anadolu Agency.

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