An Indonesian family claims to have been reunited with the daughter they lost in the tragic December 26, 2004 tsunami that killed nearly a quarter of a million people in four countries across the Indian Ocean.
Raudhatul Jannah was only four years old when the deadly tsunami devastated their home and hundreds of thousands others in West Aceh, Indonesia 10 years ago, according to 42-year-old mother Jamaliah.
Jannah and her brother, who was 7 then, were swept away by the rush of powerful current towards the ocean after they lost grasp of their parent’s hold while clinging to a wooden plank inside their home.
The parents and another child survived, but they assumed the two other kids died in the disaster and has given up hope of finding them ever again after more than a month of relentless search in the ocean and amid the rubbles.
However, sometime in June this year, Jamaliah’s brother spotted a girl walking from a school with a striking resemblance to Jannah, despite not seeing his niece for almost a decade. (Click here to read more)