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Foreign tourists help relief operation

Several foreign tourists are extending their holidays in Thailand in order to help with…

Several foreign tourists are extending their holidays in Thailand in order to help with the tsunami relief operation.

Typical is Kelly May, a 27 year-old Briton, who has volunteered to help with the rescue effort despite never having seen a corpse in her life before.Several have told that they felt unable to stand by and do nothing to help the survivors, and attempt to restore one of the world`s most beautiful tourism destinations.

Mr. Pier Rey, a 24 year-old film student from Paris, told reporters that he had abandoned his holiday plans in order to help relief efforts at the Takua Pa Temple, where over 1,000 corpses are being stored.

He could not simply continue his holidays as if nothing had happened, he said.

One US national from Alaska has even collected USD10,000 from fellow Alaskans and distributed it in person to residents of Baan Nam Khem in Phang-nga, one of the villages worst hit by the tsunamis.

And an Australian tourist who survived the disaster is helping villagers rebuild their lives, despite being hounded by his bosses back at home.

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