It was extremely sad to see what was left from the tsunami after all these years. Our guide explained that everyone had been recompensed with new homes and boats and much of this was from independent people and groups from UK not the governments. He told us the houses left in poor condition where those no one came back to claim, a sign that the whole family had been wiped out. How sad for those who survived to be reminded every day of what became of their neighbours. He stated that the government allow ten yrs to lapse then they claim the properties and very soon they would be demolished.
A memorial to those who died and suffered
It was just beyond these house that a train track and train were uprooted and deposited quite a bit away killing 1500people