Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004-05

Uncertainty in Gauging Deaths from Tsunami

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Thai workers wrap a body at Wat Yan Yao, a Buddhist temple in Phang Nga province, where thousands of bodies recovered from area beaches have been taken for identification. Doualy Xaykaothao, NPR hide caption

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News agencies are reporting the number of people killed by last week's tsunami. But these numbers are rough estimates at best. NPR's Richard Harris reports.



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