Thousands Missing from Thai Beaches

A woman gives a local official information about missing relatives on Thailand's Phuket Island.

hide captionA woman gives a local official information about missing relatives on Thailand's Phuket Island.

Doualy Xaykaothao for NPR

Along the beaches and islands of southern Thailand, thousands of local residents and tourists are missing, presumably swept away in the tsunami. The resort area is popular with both Asians and Europeans. Doualy Xaykaotho reports.

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