ten years after the 2004 indian ocean tsunami, imagery shows how affected towns and villages have been rebuilding their shattered communities. the asian tsunami on 26 december 2004 claimed the lives of 149 people who are british citizens or have close links to the uk, say police. More than 380 people have been confirmed dead after a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7. Traditional knowledge handed down from generation to generation helped to save ancient tribes on indias andaman and nicobar islands from the worst of the tsunami, anthropologists say. Officials hope all evacuated tribespeople can soon return home. But other isolated communities who moved to the islands from south east asia centuries. roland buerk, the son of the bbc journalist michael buerk, yesterday married the woman he believes saved him from death in the asian tsunami a year. 2004 indian ocean tsunami 10 years on indian ocean tsunami britons caught up in disaster help sri lanka rebuild rob and paul forkan were left orphans by the 2004 disaster. Colombo, sri lanka, 29 december 2004 - the devastating tsunamis that struck south asia on december 26 have left over 21,700 dead and thousands of children, women and men missing in sri lanka, one of nine countries that were affected by a 9. prime minister boris johnson has said it could have gone either way as he thanked healthcare workers for saving his life after being discharged from hospit.