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[11 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

As the first rains of the Southwest monsoon fell on the capital city of Maldives, people were evacuating buildings and waiting anxiously on the streets, after a tsunami alert was issued following an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra on Wednesday. In several islands of the Maldives, the whole population gathered in the center of the island. Schools were evacuated and children were sent home. In a country with a very high mobile phone usage, the entire mobile phone network is crippled because thousands of people are simultaneously trying to …