Phang Nga village hit by 2004 tsunami opens museum

One Phang Nga village neighborhood that was hit exhausting by the 2004 tsunami, Baan Nam Khem, has officially opened a museum in regards to the tsunami, generally recognized as the Asian Tsunami (which was commemorated once more recently).
Thailand’s Minister of Culture, who attended the opening, says the museum will educate folks in regards to the history of how the tsunami devastated the Baan Nam Khem community, and in addition deliver the group more earnings and create jobs. He mentioned it would additionally teach people how to keep away from or cut back affected by any future pure disasters.
There has been displays and data on the location for many years.
Cinch added that the museum would also be a tourist attraction, and a group centre for native artwork and culture. Thai PM Prayut was also on the opening ceremony by teleconference. He confused that although the tsunami happened over 17 years in the past, individuals affected and their family members nonetheless keep in mind the tragedy and devastation. He additionally mentioned Baan Nam Khem was essentially the most broken village in all 6 coastal provinces the tsunami hit.
The front of the museum has a curve that looks like a tsunami wave. Outside, there is a warning tower with a design that looks like fishing tools. There are four exhibitions. One of the exhibitions has two boats the tsunami destroyed, and one other one has stories about it. The 2004 tsunami killed 279 people in Phuket, just south of Phang Nga, including vacationers.
A total of 5,395 died in Thailand, most along the Phang Nga coast. 2,817 remain missing and another 8,000 had been injured. A total of 230,000 – 250,000 died within the coastlines around the Indian Ocean in the course of the day of December 26, 2004.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s nephew, Bhumi Jensen, also went lacking on the morning of the tsunami. He was last seen jet-skiing off the coast when the waves slammed into the Khao Lak shoreline..