Tsunami recovery: numbers tell the tale, AS

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On Dec. 26, 2004, a massive undersea earthquake off Indonesia triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in 14 Asian and African countries.

The quake:

— unleashed energy equivalent to 550 million Hiroshima atomic explosions;

— left more than 1.7 million homeless;

— caused damage estimated at $10 billion;

— drew more than $13 billion in international aid. More than 700 groups aided reconstruction in Indonesia’s Aceh province, the hardest-hit.

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INDONESIA

— Deaths: 167,540, more than half the total;

— Houses destroyed: 170,000;

— Houses rebuilt: 140,000;

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SRI LANKA

— Deaths: 34,400;

— Houses destroyed: 119,562;

— Houses rebuilt: 112,543.

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INDIA

— Deaths: 14,627;

— Houses destroyed or damaged: 85,000;

— Houses rebuilt: 70,000

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THAILAND

— Deaths: 8,324;

— Houses destroyed: 3,615; houses damaged: 3,209;

— Houses rebuilt: More than 3,000.

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