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In pictures: Boxing Day sleep-in saved many lives
Waking up to the sea surge

When the tsunami struck, most people would normally have been at the market, in the sea or along the beach. However, the night before we had a wonderful Christmas party, so most people were just getting up.

Many were in their rooms or in the gardens between the hotel and the beach. Murray was swimming in the sea. His daughter Eve, 15, was surfing.

As the tsunami approached, it passed the high tide mark and pulled out sun loungers and deckchairs.

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