CNN Evening News for Sunday, Dec 26, 2004
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(Studio: Fredricka Whitfield) Aerial scenes shown of the waves of destruction in southeast Asia from an earthquake & tsunami.
(Hong Kong: Andrew Brown) The tragic chain of events that led to devastation featured; scenes shown from northern Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Maldives, Sri Lanka & India of giant waves, the damages at the resort hotels, overturned vehicles, flooded streets; details given of the start of a massive relief effort.
(Studio: Fredricka Whitfield) Report introduced.
(Near Colombo, Sri Lanka: Satinder Bindra) The impact of this tragedy on the tiny island nation of Sri Lanka featured; scenes shown of the waves in the background & floating debris; details given of appeals for aid from India & the US & the evacuation of tourists from the coast.
(Studio: Fredricka Whitfield) The account from American designer Nate Berkus† of the tsunami in Sri Lanka; inset video shown. [Voice of BERKUS - describes what happened when the waves hit.]
(Studio: Fredricka Whitfield) The death of two Americans noted.
(Phuket, Thailand: Aneesh Raman) The impact of the high waves on Thailand featured; ground & aerial scenes shown from the tourist destination of Phuket of overturned vehicles & boats & wrecked buildings.
(Studio: Fredricka Whitfield, Orelon Sidney) How earthquakes cause tsunamis, or waves of water, discussed; maps shown of the Indian Ocean region around Sumatra, Indonesia & the center of the earthquake; details given of the lack of a tsunami warning system in the Indian Ocean.
(Studio: Fredricka Whitfield) White House statement about relief aid quoted.