Meanwhile, a mile along the beach, the wave overwhelmed the village market. More than 1,000 died. On any other Sunday, we all would have, too. Near the village, a train was derailed – 1,400 people died.
Seven miles south in Galle, more than 2,000 people at a bus station and nearby schools were killed by a wave.
The rest of Sunday was spent finding accommodation with locals. On Monday, we evacuated half our party with the youngest children.