Tsunami Eden Resort & Spa Sri Lanka 2004

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Tsunami beruwela eden resort & spa area

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Tsunami is coming,
Boss: "organize the chairs"

Author — Juan R

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I stayed at this hotel in 2007 and was privileged enough to meet some of the staff who'd survived this. One of the bar staff who, before the tsunami, was a doctor, told me about losing his family, home and livelihood. He also said the boys on the beach who operate as tour guides, an the local fishermen thought the sea retracting was a gift from God, as it had exposed lots of fish, so the locals ran onto the sea bed to collect them, not knowing there would be a second, much bigger wave. Even 3 years on the locals who survived were absolutely terrified of the sea.

Author — TheJadebc

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I for one had never heard of a tsunami until Boxing Day 2004, & it’s obvious that this man hadn’t either.
He was concerned about the people around the pool area, & I bet when he finally found out what had happened he would be devastated as the next person, he was on his holidays, the last thing you think of is such a devastating disaster is about to happen.
Good footage, just goes to show how your life can be turned upside down in seconds. RIP to all who lost there life that day all over these beautiful islands.

Author — Jacqui Whitehouse

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"It's going to take days to sort this out." Understatement of the century! 

Author — itsnotthesamething

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This guy just talked calmly while watching the disaster....

Author — Waziha Wahid

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The guy doing the recording is in the safest place. So he stayed there. and I doubt anyone on the ground would have heard him.

Author — Linda Terrell

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According to some comments, the camera man should have dove into the waters like Aqua man and saved all he could. Those waters could have likely killed him and those he would have tried to help. There is not much he could have done. Most people, if not all, thought this some minor tidal waves coming in. No thanks to movies, thinking tsunamis 50 meters high, it was what they all had no idea of: Tsunami.

Author — Markus E

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I think this man has no idea he's watching a tsunami. On another video I've seen where the sea had gone right out and tourists just thought that's strange but didn't realise what was actually happening, many lost their lives because of this, so please stop being so judgmental!

Author — Gail Knight

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Thanks for guys like him we all know how a tsunami looks like and what to look for. Water retracting? RUN! Small unusually big waves? RUN! Water in general? RUN!

Author — Ita Liano

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cmon people. he's trying to reassure his kids also what could he of done.

Author — Ramon furries

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The very first time I ever heard of a Tsunami. And will never forget the name Sri Lanka.

Author — Joyce Roberts

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No entiendo porqué estas personas hablan con tanta tranquilidad, yo estaría angustiada por las demás personas que están siendo afectadas. 😥

Author — Lilibeth Alarcon

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I applaud the Englishman who stayed cool enough to film this. Very instructive for future situations of this kind.

Author — Julie Lake

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Amazing how mother nature can destroy decades worth of works in a matter of minutes.

Author — A. Oreal

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My family were to go to Thailand for Christmas 2004... but my grandfather passed, and we had to cancel... it was sickening when we saw the hotel and area we were to stay in completely swept away by the sea... Blessed was not the word.

Author — Ian O'Reilly

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Actually, the fact that he said "there could be more of these, worse ones" tells me that he knew more about the situation than the people in many of the other videos of this event.

Author — Moo

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Creo que en ésta catástrofe había mucha gente que no sabía, que no entendía el poder de un tsunami...son imagenes muy tristes

Author — Natalia Nuñez

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Glad during catastrophes there are some people that can keep their heads about them as opposed to all the screaming mimis in this comment section.

Author — tubequin

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Eu acho interessante e que estar vindo o perigo soa o alerta mais as pessoas não saem impressionante isso

Author — motoqueiro fantasma

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all this poor people who had no clue... and couldn´t save theirselves... :(

Author — A.Q.