A policeman who was declared dead after a tsunami in the Pacific Ocean in December 2004 was found alive after 16 years. Abrip Asep was currently in a psychiatric hospital in Indonesia, as the disaster killed nearly 230,000 people in Asia.
At the time of the tragedy, there was an earthquake, which devastated countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, India and Sri Lanka. The policeman was initially reported missing, and then dead, when waves hit Ace province.
An unnamed relative told the British website The Sun that he had only learned that Abripp was alive through photos recently posted on social media. He said, “I can’t believe it, almost 17 years without any news and we thought he was dead. We didn’t know he was still alive.”
It is learned that the policeman had serious mental health problems after the disaster and was never seen by relatives. But the story ended well: the local police confirmed that the man at the psychiatric institution was indeed Abripp and had reunited with his family.
“Although he [Abrip] A spokesperson for the Ace Regional Police said he was suffering from a mental illness due to the tsunami, his family found him alive.
The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami occurred on December 26, 2004, with a 9.2 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale that hit Sumatra on the west coast of Indonesia with an earthquake. There were 1.8 million homeless people and 13 affected countries.