Tsunami survivor Meri Yulanda with her father
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Footage emerges of 'tsunami girl'

Footage has emerged of an Indonesian girl who her family says has been reunited with them seven years after she was swept away in the 2004 tsunami.

Meri Yulanda says she had been forced to live as a street beggar by a woman in Banda Aceh, but was then set free.

She managed to return to her hometown, remembering only the name of her grandfather.

The teenager told reporters that she had no recollection of what had happened to her after the disaster.

Emily Wren reports.

  • 24 Dec 2011