Fears grow for missing thousands
December 31, 2004
Families across Europe await news of family and friends, but the death toll is expected to rise.
European leaders prepared their citizens for the worst as hopes dimmed for nearly 5000 tourists, half of them Swedes and Germans, still missing four days after a tsunami tore through some of Asia's most popular beach resorts.
Officially, only 212 foreign tourists have been reported killed by their home countries, but Thailand alone has said that at least 435 foreigners had died there. Thousands more are still unaccounted for.
This is the latest country-by-country breakdown, excluding Australia:
Austria: Five Austrians confirmed dead, 55 are missing. At least 1500 Austrians were in the affected area.
Belgium: Four Belgians, including two babies, have been killed. About 20 are still missing.
Britain: Twenty-six Britons have died. On Monday, officials said 50 teachers in Sri Lanka were unaccounted for.
Croatia: The three-year-old daughter of a Croatian-Dutch couple was killed in Thailand. Nine Croatian nationals are unaccounted for.
Denmark: Three Danish citizens - a man, 71, a man, 63, and a 10-year-old boy - are reported dead in Phuket. Thirteen Danes still listed as missing around Phuket are presumed dead.
Finland: Two Finns have died. About 2000 are believed to have been in the affected areas.
France: At least 20 French nationals are confirmed dead. Hundreds are unaccounted for.
Germany: At least 26 Germans are confirmed dead and about 1000 are missing. At least 4000 Germans are believed to have been on holiday in the region when the quake struck.
Greece: About 20 are still unaccounted for.
Hungary: About two dozen are unaccounted for in Thailand.
Ireland: Dozens are unaccounted for across the region.
Italy: At least 14 Italians have been killed. About 100 are missing.
The Netherlands: At least five Dutch nationals have died.
Norway: Thirteen people are dead and 446 unaccounted for in Thailand.
Poland: One man has been killed and 56 are missing.
Portugal: Eight Portuguese are missing, including a baby who was swept out of her mother's arms.
Romania: Two on Phuket earlier reported missing were found safe at their hotel.
Russia: A 33-year-old Moscow woman and her six-year-old son were killed on Phuket. About 50 other Russians are missing.
Spain: One person is missing, presumed dead, after being swept away. Others are missing.
Sweden: About 1000 tourists are still unaccounted for. Six are confirmed dead.
Switzerland: At least 11 have been killed. About 2200 are believed to have been holidaying in the region.
Turkey: Seventy-five people remain unaccounted for.