1,536 died in tidal waves

PHUKET: Figures released this morning by the emergency center at Phuket Provincial Hall list 1,536 people dead, 8,953 injured and 4,073 missing in the six southern provinces affected by Sunday’s tsunami waves.

Among the dead are 187 foreigners, 1,175 Thais and 174 people whose nationalities remain unknown.

The breakdown of the figures is as follows:

Phuket: 233 dead; 1,268 injured; 1,580 reported missing.

(Deaths: Kathu District 185; Thalang 30; Muang 18.)

Phang Nga: 952 dead; 5,541 injured; 1,377 reported missing.

Krabi: 198 dead, 1,881 injured; 1,018 reported missing.

Ranong: 142 dead; 182 injured; 97 reported missing.

Trang: 5 dead; 66 injured; 0 reported missing people.

Satun: 6 dead; 15 injured; 1 reported missing.

Public Health officials from surrounding provinces have arrived to assist officials in Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi, the three provinces hardest hit by the waves, and the Thai Food and Drug Administration has provided medical supples valued at eight million baht.

Phuket News

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