What area was affected by the 2004 tsunami?
The hardest-hit and most severely affected countries were India, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Malaysia, Myanmar, Seychelles, Somalia and the United Republic of Tanzania were also affected.
Did Maria Belon lose her leg in the tsunami?
She lost part of a leg in the tragedy, but miraculously (spoiler alert), she managed to reunite with the rest of her family by sheer luck. More than 283,000 died. Belon, once a family doctor turned stay-at-home mom, emerged from the ordeal a different person.
What were Maria Belon injuries?
The family’s reunion took place two days later, in the hospital where Belón was being treated for severe injuries to her thigh and chest, per the BBC. After life-saving surgery in Thailand, she spent four months recuperating in a hospital in Singapore. Years later, The Impossible would film in that same hospital.