Thailand’s free-diving sea gypsies battle for survival after fire razes their village

//Thailand’s free-diving sea gypsies battle for survival after fire razes their village

Thailand’s free-diving sea gypsies battle for survival after fire razes their village

Where stilted huts once stood on the white sand, now there are just charred remains. “This is worse than after the tsunami,” says Hook, a Moken sea nomad surveying the damage fire has wreaked on his former village home on Thailand’s Surin Islands.After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami destroyed the previous Moken settlement in Thailand’s Andaman Sea, Hook says, people were able to recover some belongings. This time, when fire broke out on February 3 this year, nothing was left.Now the community…

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