Curious to know more about their family and her experience of Tsunami if any, I asked her if she had
any story to share.
She smiled and said that she was standing at the same spot on the day of Tsunami while her husband was
fishing in the ocean. Thus, she started to narrate her chilling experience of 26th December 2004.
Like everyday, she was preparing fresh grilled fish for all the guests seated in her shack. Suddenly,
panic set in and all the tourists started running away from the ocean. Being the next day of Christmas,
the beach was unusually crowded.
She was extremely confused, watching people run towards her, though she could also sense a shift in the
Uneasy, as she looked on, she noticed a massive wave not only gushing towards the shore but towards
her. She had never seen this in her life.
"RUN RUN" she heard everyone scream.
Initially, she stayed put as she wondered why should she run when the world was going to end some day.
But as the wave gushed towards her, fear kicked in and she turned around and ran away from the wave to
She managed to make it to a nearby building terrace in time.
She witnessed the massacre the wave had caused, as she stood there helpless watching humans and
settlements being washed away by the waves, horrified.
When she gathered her thoughts, sudden fear struck her.
Her husband had gone fishing in deep sea and her sister was selling fish on the shore and she being 9
months pregnant. Where were they?
I stood there shocked, while she narrated one incident after the other, hoping for a positive outcome.
"A miracle!" she exclaimed.
Her husband was fishing deep sea and the wave had broken out quite close to the shore, keeping him
As the waves neared the shore, along with many other people, it also washed away her sister.
Miraculously, her sister survived as she was rescued before she hit any surface by a group of people
who pulled her onto the building. It was after that, when beautiful Gloria was born.