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Film: Lessons save lives: the story of Tilly Smith

Tilly Smith, an eleven-year-old schoolgirl was on holiday in Thailand with her family when the tsunami hit in December 2004. She recognized the signs of the receding sea and warned her parents of the impending tsunami, which led to hotel guests being rapidly cleared from the beach and saved the life of dozens of people. Tilly's story highlights the critical importance of basic education in preventing the tragic impacts of natural disasters.

Available in English, French and Spanish.



French version: Des le├žons qui sauvent des vies



Spanish version: Las lecciones que salvan vidas

Keywords

  • Themes:Education & School Safety
  • Hazards:Tsunami
  • Countries/Regions:Asia, Thailand

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/970


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