Tsunami victims remembered
On the fourth anniver- sary, memorial services were held today as a mark of respect for those who died when the Tsunami struck the coastline in 2004. Prayers were held and wreaths placed on the memorial built at the beach of Allapad Panchayat in Kollam districtindia Updated: Dec 26, 2008 16:32 IST
On the tragedy's fourth anniversary, memorial services were on Friday held as a mark of respect for those who died when the Tsunami struck the coastline in 2004.
Prayers were held and wreaths placed on the memorial built at the beach of Allapad Panchayat in Kollam district, one of the badly-hit areas where nearly 137 persons lost their lives in the tsunami.
People of the locality complained that though the government had promised various development works for the affected coastline, there was no progress in the rehabilitation works.
Some 32 families were still living in camps in the affected areas in Allapad while 20 families were in camps at Aratupuzha Panchayat in Alappuzha district. Work on the sea-wall has not even started in many places except on a two km stretch at Thrailkadavu in Alappuzha coast, people said.
Similar is the case with other infrastructure like roads and facilities for providing drinking water in the coastal areas affected by the tsunami, people said.
An old woman, who had lost some of her relatives in the killer waves, told a channel that she finds it very difficult to forget the incident and she still has nightmares.