Leaders of Indonesia's Simeulue community receive a prestigious UN award

Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Leaders of Indonesia's Simeulue community received a prestigious U.N. award here for saving tens of thousands of lives during the Dec. 26 tsunami. Thanks to faith in their own knowledge of how the sea behaves and the reaction of buffaloes ahead of the tsunami, this community of some 80,500 people fled the shore for nearby hills on that fateful Sunday morning.


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