TV3 NEWS. 30/12/2004
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The death toll from the Boxing Day Tsunami is around 80000, with the Red Cross predicting it could get as high as 100000. A series of reports on the impact of the tsunami. Shelley Pearce (Survivor); Tarmizi Arilin (Survivor); Lieutenant General Ram Kapse (Islands' Governor); Isaarah Pranawithana (Survivor); Gayatri Pranawithana (Survivor); Nick Watt (ABC News Colombo, Sri Lanka).
The Sri Lankan Cricket team is returning home to their country, which has been ravaged by the Boxing Day Tsunami. Brendan Kuruppu (Sri Lankan Manager).
The number of New Zealanders unaccounted for since the Boxing Day Tsunami has halved in less than twenty four hours. Susan Morgan (Missing Woman's Sister); Janyce White (Missing Woman's Mother); Phil Goff (Foreign Affairs Minister).
Health authorities have placed an intellectually handicapped HIV positive former male prostitute in a local home in Selwyn, angering residents. Kim McKim (Resident) Patricia Watson (Residents' Association); Dr. Alistair Humphrey (Canterbury Medical Officer of Health); Gary Doyle (Selwyn District Councillor).
In Iraq there has been a change of tactics by insurgents that has proven to be deadly. Iraqi police were lured to a house that was then exploded.
The United Nations says the relief effort for the Boxing Day Tsunami will be the biggest in history. Wing Commander Tony Davies (Operation Phuket); Acting Superintendent Hamish McCardle (Operation Phuket); George W Bush (US President); Christine Langdon (NZ Red Cross).
The scale of the earthquake that caused the Boxing Day Tsunami was so powerful it has been suggested it literally shook the world.
The Sri Lankan cricket team has scrapped the tour of New Zealand to return home to their country, ravaged by the Boxing Day Tsunami. Brendan Kuruppu (Sri Lankan Manager); Martin Snedden (Cricket NZ CEO).