The human toll from the earthquake-spawned tsunamis that swamped an epic swath of South Asia climbed to 44,000 dead yesterday, and with tens of thousa
December 27, 2004

The human toll from the earthquake-spawned tsunamis that swamped an epic swath of South Asia climbed to 44,000 dead yesterday, and with tens of thousands still missing is bound to soar even higher.
At least eight Americans were killed and hundreds of other Yanks remain unaccounted for in the region, the State Department said...

Model Recounts Horrifying Experience Being Swept Up by the Waves

Jet-setting supermodel Petra Nemcova survived the terrifying Asian tsunami by clinging to the top of a palm tree for eight hours - wincing through the pain of a broken pelvis and haunted by the sight of her boyfriend being swept out to sea.

"This huge wave just pulled us out of the house," Nemcova, 25, told the Daily News last night from her hospital bed in Thailand. "It was so powerful I couldn't get up. I couldn't get out of it."

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