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PHUKET: Pupils at Satree Phuket school have unveiled a book they have produced about the tsunami.

The book, titled Tsunami Monton Phuket Mahantapai Leuad Yen (Tsunami: Phuket’s Cold-blooded Killer) contains information about tsunamis, how and why they happen, and advice on what to do if another one should hit Phuket.

Launching the book on Tuesday morning, school Principal Kiattisak Pillawart said he believed so many people lost their lives because they did not know what to do when the tsunami struck.

“That’s why the school decided to write this book, to inform people, here and outside the school, about tsunamis,” said K. Kiattisak.

Rawat Chindapol, whose family has donated 500,000 baht towards the cost of publication, said, “This book will help preserve the memories of this tsunami for future generations, plus it is suitable for teachers to use in class.”

A total of 100,000 copies of the Thai-language book have been printed and are available from retailer throughout Phuket, as well as the Phuket International Airport, Tesco Lotus, 7-Eleven stores and schools and government offices in the province.

The cost is 150 baht per copy; proceeds will go towards paying for the education of students affected by the tsunami.

 

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