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Survivors Found on Devastated Island

February 6, 2005

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Nine survivors of the Sumatra Tsunami have been found on the otherwise devastated Campbell Bay Island, in the heart of the storm that wrecked the area on December 26, 2004.

The group, which consisted of five men, three children, and one woman, survived for the past 38 days by eating coconuts and drinking coconut milk, the only sources of food on the island.

When rescued late last week, they reported that they had been swept out to sea when the first waves had hit but had swept them back on to the island two days later. Since then, they had struggled to survive. They are the only survivors of a community of 150.

Campbell Bay is one of the Andaman Islands, an archipelago off the coast of Thailand.

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