On the morning of December 26, 2004 a 9.3-magnitude earthquake off Indonesia’s western coast generated a series of massive waves that killed more than 220,000 people across 14 countries as far apart as Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and Somalia. As many as 16,000 people died, communities were destroyed and there was massive material damage in India. Photos shot days after tsunami struck the country captured the scale of the damage. Ten years later, then as Hindustan Times’ national photo editor I revisited the places I had shot as an AP photographer during the 2004 tsunami aftermath in Tamil Nadu.
Move the slider from left to right to see how the Tsunami impacted Nagapattinam town recovered in 10 years (2004 to 2016).