Adelaide doctors describe tsunami devastation

  1. Adelaide doctors describe tsunami devastation

    Two Adelaide doctors have told how they helped treat hundreds of people injured in the tsunami.

    Luke and Angela Johnson were on their honeymoon on Krabi Island in Thailand when the tsunami hit.

    They helped treat the hundreds of people being brought into hospitals, which have been stretched past their limits by the enormity of the tragedy.

    Angela Johnson says some of the injuries suffered are horrific.

    "The people had not only been caught in the waves but once the waves hit the foreshore and started destroying buildings there were sheets of corrogated iron, trees, wood from the boats all hitting people," Dr Johnston said.

    "So massive lacerations, a lot of people with broken bones, a lot of people will lose limbs, that's how bad the lacerations were."
    The human cost of this tragedy continues.