Thais 'ready' if another tsunami hits
- Published: 25 Dec 2012 at 12.37
- Online news:
BANGKOK - Eight years after Thailand's south-western coast was devastated by the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, the country has installed what officials say is the best warning system in the region to mitigate future disasters, a report said Tuesday.
Inadequate warning was blamed for the high number of casualties caused by the tsunami, which killed more than 8,000 Thais and foreign tourists in six southern provinces.
Since then, the National Disaster Warning Centre has set up warning towers and tsunami-detection buoys in the Andaman Sea to respond quickly to any earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
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