from CBC.ca archives | Sun, 26 Dec 2004
From a CBC News Online Indepth
It's expected to take four years to rebuild much of the parts of south Asia that was hit by the Dec. 26, 2004 tsunami � longer in the hardest hit areas of Bandeh Aceh, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
The disaster is believed to have killed between 176,665 and 184,378 people in Asia and Africa, more than half of them on Sumatra. Between 49,622 and 50,533 people remain unaccounted for around the Indian Ocean. The total number of dead may never be known because of the number of people swept out to sea.