The funeral of Babi Nona, a mother of ten. When the tsunami on 26/12/2004 struck her coastal village she attempted to flee to the Buddhist temple, but was overtaken by the wave. She survived, but later succumbed to her injuries in hospital. An underwater earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter scale triggered a series of tidal waves which caused devastation when they struck dry land across South Asia. 12 countries were affected by the tsunami, with a combined death toll of over 280,000.