Indonesia may overtake Sri Lanka’s casualty rate following Sunday’s massive tidal wave

Indonesia’s death toll of 25,000 people may be higher than Sri Lanka’s body count, following the earthquake and tidal wave that struck on Boxing Day, which left tens of thousands of people dead, injured or missing. Indonesia’s death toll of 25,000 people may be higher than Sri Lanka’s body count, following the earthquake and tidal wave that struck on Boxing Day, which left tens of thousands of people dead, injured or missing. Indonesia’s Vice President was quoted on state news agency Antra on Tuesday saying that up to 25,000 people may have died, with most of the deaths reported in the Aceh province.

Sri Lanka’s death toll is also rising, as information from the rebel held Eastern Province is just trickling in. Government statistics puts the death toll at just under 15,000.

The island nation is giving Rs. 10,000 each to cremate every local person killed by the tidal wave on Sunday.

The Indian Ocean island is also appealing for international aid after declaring a state of disaster on Sunday.

As fatalities rose, the Colombo Stock Exchange suspended trading on Monday, its Senior Manager Rajeeva Bandaranaike said.

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank set up a taskforce to assess the economic impact, of f