Girl Swept Away in Boxing Day Tsunami Reunited With Family a Decade Later


Raudhatul Jannah is Embraced by her Mother and Grandmother

Raudhatul Jannah was 4 years old when the devastating Boxing Day tsunami, which killed about 300,000 people, hit her home in West Aceh, Indonesia.  Along with her 7 year-old brother, she was swept away while holding onto a floating piece of wood.  Her parents desperately searched for their children for months before finally giving up hope.

But a decade later, she has incredibly been reunited with her parents.  Her mother’s brother noticed a girl who looked like Radhatul with a fisherman.  After the family began talking to the fisherman, they learned he had rescued the girl from the tsunami and raised her, naming her Wenni.


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