Just because I thought some here might find it interesting, and because it gives the closest most of us can get to a sense of the scale, of the enormity of the effects of the tsunami, I am posting a picture of one page from the newspaper here listing the newly confirmed dead. This is now weeks after the event and every day the newspaper has a section that is close to identical to this.
The map contains, obviously, the locations of the deaths, and the numbers you see peppered throughout are the ages of the deceased. There are, of course, a lot of 70’s, 80’s and 90’s in those numbers, but there are plenty of the lower numbers, as well. The ones that really stand out, to me, are the one-digit numbers. The nines, the sevens. The zeros.