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Cornwall's Tsunami Tributes

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8:06am 26th December 2014

On the anniversary of the Boxing Day tsunami, a Truro mum tells Pirate FM her daughter and son-in-law "looked at each other and knew they were going to die".

Hannah was on holiday in Thailand with her husband when disaster struck.

Now 10 years on, tributes are made to the quarter of a million people lost their lives across the Indian Ocean that day.

Wendy Perry tells us it was like falling down a well: "It's not an experience I would wish on anybody and of course losing a child, you know every mother - mother's worse fear. And although she was 36, to me she was still 15 years old. To me she was still a child. To lose a child - it's not right.

"The instant we knew that he had been found and not her, then that's when we knew that she wasn't alive. Neither of us thought for a moment that she would be saved. I don't know why we thought that - just the awful feeling of being involved in a tragedy like that. I remember likening it to falling down a very deep well."

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8:06am 26th December 2014

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