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Asia / Tsunami / Relief Effort #776544

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 07, 2005
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(Galle: Dan Rather) New home video shown of the tsunami coming ashore at Kanniyakumari, India; death toll for Indonesia cited. The impact of the disaster in Sri Lanka featured; scenes shown of people walking through water, floating debris & corpses in the immediate aftermath, of U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and Secretary of State Colin Powell, who were in Sri Lanka to survey the damage, of tea being offered to US troops assisting in the relief effort, and of Sri Lankans cleaning up; aerial scene shown of the damage. [POWELL – says lives were crushed & snuffed out.] [US Air Force Lt. Paul WILLIAMS†, Sgt. Kirk SATHER†- comment.] [Indonesian COLONEL – says people are okay for the moment.]

(Banda Aceh, Indonesia: Lee Cowan) The cleanup in Indonesia featured; details given of the discovery of thousands of bodies in Meulaboh; scenes shown of corpses in a mass grave & an Australian water purification center; details given of efforts in Banda Aceh to reunite parents with lost children and of the impact of the Western relief effort in this area with strong anti-US feelings.

(Galle: Dan Rather) Figures on US citizens dead or unaccounted for cited.

(Bromma, Sweden: Sheila MacVicar) The national tragedy for Sweden, which lost many citizens who were vacationing in Thailand when the tsunami struck, featured; video shown; scenes shown of coffins draped with the Swedish flag. [Tsunami survivor Magnus REHM†, victim’s relative Ingrid GUDMUNDSON†- comment.]

Rather, Dan;
Cowan, Lee;
MacVicar, Sheila

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