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From tsunami, with love: Girl reunites with parents after seven years
As per an unbelievable but true news report, a girl who is now in her early teens had an emotional re-union with her parents after being swept away by the tsunami that struck coastal Indonesia in 2004 leaving tens of thousands dead and missing.

MANY A times we have heard the famous phrase life imitates art but residents of a remote village in Aceh, Indonesia were witness to a miracle that took place on Friday. At a time when the residents of the village were coming to terms with the spectre of the Boxing Day tsunami that left tens of thousands of people dead and missing, a ray of hope amongst the residents was ignited once again as a girl re-united with her parents after seven years of separation.

The girl identified as Meri Yulanda aka Wati had a tearful re-union with her family after being freed last week from a clutches of people who forced her to work as a beggar. Spotted by an unidentified widow, Wati straightaway went to a café in Meulaboh in search of her parents with a frail memory.

Although the story is yet to be given an official approval from the state, her story has enough real-life drama to be made into a movie. The girl who is in her early teens, made her way back to her hometown with the only memory of her grandfather named Ibrahim. Co-incidentally, somebody at the café identified Ibrahim and contacted the girl’s parents. What transpired later in an emotional re-union, which is inevitable. Wati’s father Tarmius told AFP over phone that “When she saw her mother she yelled 'mama' and ran toward her”.

Initially, her mother stood in disbelief but as she saw the young girl’s birthmarks and scars she was instantly convinced that the girl was hers.

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