Thai Police Opened a Shipping Container Filled with Unclaimed Personal Possessions of 2004 Tsunami Victims

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The closed doors of a container with personal possessions of 2004 tsunami victims are seen outside a police station in Takua Pa, in Phang Nga province December 19, 2014. Thai police opened a shipping container filled with documents and possessions of victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami after being asked by Reuters for permission to film its contents. The three metre by 12 metre container was handed over to Thai police in 2011 and contains hundreds of plastic police evidence bags – each one holding the precious items found on the body of a victim. In Thailand, over 5,300 people were killed, including several thousand foreign tourists, when the waves swamped six coastal provinces, turning some of the world’s most beautiful beaches into mass graves. Continue reading »

Trapped Raccoons Saved from a Waste Container

A guy saw a family of raccoons that couldn’t get out of the trash container… Continue reading »

Container Community for Migrant Children

Migrant children play games in Heiqiao “Magic cube” community in Beijing on Sept 28, 2011. The community, located in Chaoyang district in Beijing, has become a study and playing center for migrant children living nearby. Classrooms in the community are all remodeled containers. For migrant children who used to play or study on the roadside, the community is a good place where they are taken care of and taught by volunteers. There are six container communities funded by Compassion for Migrant Children in Beijing and Shanghai, benefiting more than 7,000 migrant children. (CFP) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Container Hell

A truck drives into a shipping container area at Qingdao port in China’s manufacturing powerhouse, Shandong province. (Reuters) Click image to zoom.