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Asia / Tsunami / One Year Later / Sanders Interviews #814835

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Dec 24, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Memorials to remember victims of last year’s tsunami in Asia noted; scenes shown; statistics on casualties in Indonesia cited.

(Banda Aceh, Indonesia: Alex Quade) The mourning of survivors in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, a year after the tsunami featured; scenes shown of bodies being dumped in a mass grave last year, survivors today at the burial site; details given of the dispute over the gravesite. [Survivor "WALLACE" {thru translator} - recalls trying to find his mother in the dark water, finding his house gone & looking at the dead bodies; comments on the horror of the mass burial.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Interviews held with Samaritan Children's Home founders Dayalan Sanders† and his sister Kanya Sanders† about the tsunami’s impact on their orphanage in Sri Lanka and the rebuilding of the facility; footage shown; photos shown of construction on the new building. [On the phone, voice of Dayalan SANDERS – recalls seeing the wave approach; updates the condition of the children; comments on the help from Americans.] [Kanya SANDERS – describes the donors, including children.]

Lin, Carol;
Quade, Alex

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