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Dec092010

Child Thought Dead in 2004 Tsunami Discovered Alive

Photo Courtesy -- USGS.gov(SRI LANKA) – A Sri Lankan child believed to have died during the 2004 tsunami has been found alive, the BBC reports.

According to the country’s Child Protective Authority, the child, who turned six on Thursday, had been taken in illegally by a family who falsely claimed to be her parents and forged documents for the child. 

"We will now be conducting DNA tests to find her real parents,” said Anoma Dissanayake of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA).

The NCPA will look after the child until her parents are found, which it says could take anywhere from a week to a year.

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