YEREVAN, JANUARY 10, ARMENPRESS: The sole Armenian that was affected by the late December Asian tsunami disaster was a US Armenian Armine Gevorkian. The Armenian honorary consul in Thailand, Norayr Ter-Gevorkian, told Armenpress she is among the missing persons. He said no other Armenians were found among the tsunami victims.
Armenia’s former ambassador to India, Indonesia, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Armen Bayburdian, said no Armenians live in Chennai (Madras), the capital of India’s Tamil Nadu state that was most affected by the disaster. He said the families of two Armenian women who are married to Indians in Madras did not suffer from the tsunami.
He said a few Armenians working in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta were not either affected. According to him, no Armenians live in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. No Armenians in Somali were affected either.