Tallying the Damage

As daylight faded at the Ban Muang temple near Khao Lak on Thailand's inundated Andaman coast, Pornpimol Praditwong, 24, headed for home after another day fruitlessly searching for her missing father and boyfriend among the corpses that were collected on the temple grounds. Little comfort awaited her back at her family's beachfront Ghan Garden and Bin Resort. All of its bungalows were washed away by the tsunami. Opened a year ago at a cost of $1.8 million, the hotel, her family's sole source of income, had been pounded into driftwood in a matter of minutes. "I don't know what we'll do...

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