Deputy Prime Minister Nipon Boonyamanee presided over a ceremony, at the memorial park in Ban Nam Khem, Takuapa district of the coastal province of Phang-nga today (Thursday), to remember the victims of the tsunami, which brought devastation to Thailand’s west coast on December 26th, 2004.
More than 5,000 people, both Thai and foreign, were killed when the Indian Ocean tsunami, with killer waves of well over 10 metres, struck the coastline.
About 300 tsunami victims in Thailand are still unidentified 15 years on.
Also attending the memorial service were the German ambassador to Thailand, Thai and foreign relatives of the victims.
On the Phi Phi islands, off the Krabi coast, 722 people were killed, mostly tourists, and 587 others are still unaccounted for.