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I agree.. while I think the information is important... it does not belong in this article.. from the title I expected the article to contain information on the effects on the earthquake... not numbers to dial or pleas for help. I recommend moving those sections to a different article... Like 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake in India Help Services or something.07:42, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)~

I added the above info and yes, this won't remain for long and i agree it does not belong in a wikipedia article. But probably, we can make this exception since this is a current event and it is a relevant and useful info atleast for now. As things progress, the news like nature of the article will probably go. pamri 08:08, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Apparently, from what i've seen, the entire article will need to be reconstructed once things are back to normal. It's ok for now considering the widespread concern about the tragedy. The main article has more details than this one. After a few days we will get that information here and remove sections like Further Meteorological/Seismic Developments, Emergency Numbers and Number of Deaths reported by Media

Jam2k 22:53, Dec 28, 2004 (UTC)

http://tsunamihelp.blogspot.com is moving to wikinews. We can now move the emergency no & helping out section to that page (merge data if it doesn't already exist, etc.,) so we avoid duplicitous efforts and instead concentrate on adding some meat to this article. Can someone volunteer to do the merging since i am slightly busy. pamri 16:09, 29 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Movement of content from main page[edit]

  • I removed the following material from the main page while spinning out material to individual pages:
Much of the area adjacent to the Marina Beach in Chennai was covered by water from the tsunami

The current official number of casualties in India is 8,942 [1], the overwhelming majority of them being in the state of Tamil Nadu. There are still about 7,000 people missing in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The estimated number of casualties in India is between 14,000 and 15,000, split roughly equally between the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Indian mainland.

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands lie just north of the earthquake epicentre, and the tsunami reached a height of 15 m in the southern Nicobar Islands. The official death toll there is 712, and about 7,000 are still missing. The unofficial death toll (including those missing and presumed dead) is estimated to be about 7,000. One fifth of the population of the Nicobar Islands is said to be dead, injured or missing [2]. Chowra Island in the Nicobars has lost two thirds of its population of 1,500. Entire islands have been literally washed away, and the island of Trinket has been split in two [3]. Communications have not been restored with the Nancowry group of islands, some of which have been completely submerged, with the total number of the population still out of contact exceeding 7,000 [4]. The Indian Air Force base in Car Nicobar, near the epicentre, is reported to have been severely damaged ([5]).

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are home to several aboriginal tribes such as the Jarawa, the Sentinelese, the Shompen, the Onge and the Great Andamanese. Most of these tribes have maintained their aboriginal lifestyle for centuries, and government policy has been to not interfere with them unless absolutely essential. The tribal population is extremely low (the largest tribe has about 1,000 individuals, while the smallest have less than 50) and tribal census data is not reliable (partly as a consequence of the no-interference policy). Most of the native islanders survived the tsunami because they live on higher ground or far from the coast [6] and no tribe has been completely lost, though many individual tribe members were lost [7]. Nearly all the tribes are of great importance and interest to anthropologists and linguists, due to their unique culture and language.

On mainland India, the entire eastern coast was affected, killing more than 7,000 and rendering thousands injured and/or homeless. Most of the people killed were fisherfolk who lived along the coast, and most of those missing on the mainland are those who were out at sea. The official death toll in Tamil Nadu, which was most affected, is 7,397. The official death toll in Pondicherry is 560. A total of 105 have died in Andhra Pradesh so far, and Kerala (though lying in the tsunami shadow region on the west coast of India) was also affected with 168 deaths and thousands rendered homeless dick The Indian Army, Navy and Coast Guard were pressed into service for undertaking rescue operations and to air-drop food to the tsunami victims. The chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh announced ex gratia relief for those affected by the tsunamis. The Indian Army, Navy and Coast Guard have also been helping variety of affected areas in Sri Lanka.

This needs merging with the text on this page. Dan100 17:01, Jan 2, 2005 (UTC)
I have tried to merge as much of it as possible.--Brhaspati 02:53, 2005 Jan 3 (UTC)

moved emergency no. from main page[edit]

All the numbers already exist at http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Tsunami_Help/Helpline_Numbers In case a few are missing, please update it on that page. will add a prominent link to the tsuami help wiki instead. pamri 07:34, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)

moved to Talk:Impact_of_the_2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake_on_India/emergency_numbers pamri 10:39, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)

other movements[edit]

moved Tsunamis in South Asia to Tsunami, which gives content more scope for expansion & makes article compact. pamri 07:56, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Todo lists[edit]

completed tasks[edit]

press releases can also go at http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Tsunami_Help/Governments pamri 11:01, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)

One redirect too many[edit]

  1. Impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on India
  2. (Redirected from 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake in India)
  3. Effect of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on India

I don't wanna meddle, not sure how u guys want this. Someone wanna check the redirects out? Best,, // Rudolf 1922 21:01, 15 Mar 2005 (UTC)

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