Thursday, October 04, 2012

Remains of Danushkodi

✫ ✫ Remains of Danushkodi ✫ ✫

Danushkodi has the only land border between India and Sri Lanka which is one of the smallest in the world just 50 yards in length on a sand dune in Palk Strait. During the 1964 storm a huge wave of about 20 ft came crashing on the town from Palk Bay/Strait east of the town and destroyed the whole town. A daily regular service which left Pamban with 110 passengers and
5 railway staff, was only few yards before Dhanushkodi Railway station when it was hit by a massive tidal wave. The whole train was washed away killing all 115 on the spot. All together over 1800 people died in the cyclonic storm. Dhanushkodi is now no more and considered as a place not safe for people to live by Indian govt.

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