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Tsunami family reunited

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 00:40

Another miracle for an Indonesian family who is reunited with their long lost son after being swept away in 2004 Tsunami. Julie Noce reports.

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Another miracle for a family on the Indonesian island of Sumatra... they were re-united with their son after he was swept away in the 2004 Tsunami. Arif Pratama Rangkuti, now 17, had been living on the streets for years before he was taken in by a couple who allowed him to sleep in thier Internet cafe. They contacted authorities after seeing his picture on television. In fact the photo of the boy was shown on TV because his sister, seen here in a white head scarf, had also been separated during the tsunami, and had also recently been reunited with her parents. Heavy coverage of that reunion included family photos of the siblings and helped reunite the family. Some 170,000 Indonesians were killed by the tsunami, tens of thousands more across the region.

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Tsunami family reunited

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 00:40