Photos by Abraham Bogerd
After the wounded were evacuated from Khao Lak , rescue workers started the almost impossible task of finding all the missing persons
Man and women , young and old , from Thailand and all over the world helped to bring fathers , mothers, brothers , sisters , grandparents
back to their famaly so that they could give them the last honour.
Thai volunteers from all over the country came in to look for the missing
They worked day in day , day out . A task you wouldn't ask anybody , but they did it.
A group of volunteers recovered a missing person , it will be brought to Takuapa temple for indentification.
A volunteer from France looks down , five minutes before they found a missing person under the rubble
It was extremely hot in the days after , a Thai volunteers try get some sleep.
A Thai vulunteer who mans the massive pumps to empty the resevoir at Bang Niang. Cars with missing persons laid at the bottom.
When somebody found a missing person he/she put a flag on it. Later the missing person will be recovered by a rescue team
For the flag anything could be used : t-shirt, blanket, towel.
Many volunteers were young man and woman, they saw things they will never forget.
The thing I never forget was the amount of small missing children , they had no change against the power of the wave.
Reporters from all over the world came in , they had to work in harsh conditions
A volunteer from Korea close his eyes after he found a missing person.
Many recoveries had to be done under difficult circumstances. Big tools were brought in, they had to help to recover the missing person
But even some place big tools didn't work and elephants were brought in to clear the way
After the missing person was recovered, a volunteer smokes the place with kerosine to prevent diseases
With great dignity the rescue team puts a missing person in a bodybag
Pick-up's were driving all day around to collect the missing persons and bring them to Takuapa for indentification.
There are no words which can describe the tragedies where famalies went through .
Volunteers from Thailand and all over the world helped them by giving them some peace in this tragedy..