Today marks the 10th anniversary of the destructive tsunami that killed more than 227,000 people in fourteen different countries. It is one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded . Caused by a 9.1 earthquake that struck beneath the Indian Ocean near Indonesia, seashores as far as Tamil Nadu, in South India, were hit. More than 12,400 Indian -mainly on the Tamil Nadu coast- lost their life, and thousands of building and fishing vessels were destroyed.
During the winter of 2013, I had the chance to visit that region and among the many pictures I took there, a few ones from Mamallapuram, are directly related to the tsunami. Here are they: