Countries Most Affected by the 2004 Tsunami

Name the countries that had the most residents die as a result of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunamis.
Estimated deaths according to Wikipedia
Includes countries with overseas tourists that died
Quiz by skukka
Last updated: December 4, 2018
First submittedJuly 9, 2017
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Sri Lanka
Level 60
Dec 4, 2018
Sweden and Germany. What are they doing here?
Level 83
Dec 4, 2018
Most of the Swedes and Germans who died were in Thailand, a few in Sri Lanka.
Level 69
Dec 4, 2018
"Und der Tsunami ist dann der Elbe hochgefahren oder was?" ~ Fakju Göhte 2
Level 72
Dec 4, 2018
Nein. Leider waren viel Deutsche auf Urlaub in die Nahe.
Level 70
Apr 18, 2019
Yes. We get that. Sven was using humor.
Level 82
Dec 4, 2018
I love the quiz. Especially because it requires reading the small print.
Level 70
Dec 5, 2018
Good quiz although I thought the 'small print' meant that some of the Asian countries victims were from overseas, not that we had to name the home countries of some victims.
Level 71
Dec 7, 2018
Same here, although I blame myself for not reading it properly
Level 71
Dec 7, 2018
It's insane to think that almost a quarter of a MILLION people died as a result of a single natural disaster
Level 57
Dec 26, 2018
50 - 100 million died in the Spanish Flu outbreak after WW1 - also viewed as a natural disaster.
Level 47
Dec 28, 2018
300 million have died from smallpox; just imagine that sweeping the new world.
Level 43
Jul 24, 2020
Level 74
Dec 26, 2018
I was in Sri Lanka in January 2005, about three weeks afterwards, as a part of the massive volunteer relief effort, and the scale of destruction was beyond belief. On a day off I travelled to the wreck of the train that was swept off the tracks, drowning nearly all of the 1000-plus passengers. The carriages had just been thrown all over the place, but mercifully all the bodies had already been removed by then. Nearby some of the railway had been somehow picked up and corkscrewed, twisting around and around.
Level 59
Dec 26, 2018
What the hell is Somalia doing here ?

I don't expect tourist from this country......

Level 32
Dec 26, 2018
No, Somalia was just hit by the tsunami. The epicentre was in the Indian Ocean.
Level 51
Dec 27, 2018
Being from Sweden I can tell what a tragedy it was for us. Hundreds of tourists gone missing and died. It was all over the news and Christmas that year was a sad event. I know of people who were in Thailand and some of them did not survive. It took Thailand and other nations years to overcome. What a horrible thing that happened to South East Asia and may it never happen again.
Level 48
Aug 19, 2019
After trying USA, Australia, UK, Japan and China (though I guess this was before their big disposable income days) I gave up on trying any more "tourist" countries.