Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tsunami Train .... A Grim reminder, Sri Lanka

As you drive from Colombo to Galle, about 100 kms out of Colombo, you come across this grim reminder at Hikkaduwa - a reminder of the tsunami that hit the coast of Sri Lanka.
On that fateful day the train, going from Colombo to Galle, stopped at Hikkaduwa as the driver saw vehicles strewn on the tracks. That's when the first wave had hit. People climbed on to the train thinking it would be safe but the second bigger wave proved to be fatal resulting in huge casualties.
The battered train stands as a grim memorial to the lives lost in this tragedy. 

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