Tick Tick

Three twisted carriages stand as a grim reminder of the December tsunamis that engulfed the “Ocean Queen” train, sending more than 1,000 passengers to their deaths and ripping up the tracks. Three twisted carriages stand as a grim reminder of the December tsunamis that engulfed the “Ocean Queen” train, sending more than 1,000 passengers to their deaths and ripping up the tracks. As Buddhist monks and survivors lit coconut oil lamps and offered prayers in remembrance three months on, another “Ocean Queen” passed by on newly restored tracks heading from the capital Colombo, 98 kilometres (60 miles) north.


A novice Buddhist monk
lights a coconut oil lamp 26 March 2005 at the site of
a train disaster caused by the 26 December 2

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