Tsunami museum opens in Indonesia





A museum commemorating the victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami has opened in the Indonesian province of Aceh.

It has been designed as a symbolic reminder of the disaster, as well as an educational centre.

It will also serve as an emergency disaster shelter in case the area is ever hit by a tsunami again.

Aceh was home to more than half the 240,000 people who died in the disaster. The outpouring of aid which followed was the largest in history.

Almost all that aid money has now been spent - gone to pay for more than 130,000 houses and thousands of kilometres of road, as well as bridges, schools, and other infrastructure.

But this new museum building, paid for by Aceh's Reconstruction Fund, breaks with the tradition of post-disaster construction.




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