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Research Article

Mass Fatality Management following the South Asian Tsunami Disaster: Case Studies in Thailand, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka

  • Oliver W Morgan mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: omorgan@bigfoot.com

    Affiliation: Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Pongruk Sribanditmongkol,

    Affiliation: Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chaing Mai, Thailand

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  • Clifford Perera,

    Affiliation: Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka

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  • Yeddi Sulasmi,

    Affiliation: World Health Organization, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

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  • Dana Van Alphen,

    Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Egbert Sondorp

    Affiliation: Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: June 06, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030195
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Oliver W Morgan, Egbert Sondorp
Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Pongruk Sribanditmongkol
Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chaing Mai, Thailand
Clifford Perera
Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
Yeddi Sulasmi
World Health Organization, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Dana Van Alphen
Pan American Health Organization, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: omorgan@bigfoot.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

OWM and ES designed the study. OWM conducted the interviews. PS, CP, YS, and DVA provided data from field observations. All authors contributed to the analysis and writing of the paper.