Ambassador to Bangkok:"Our main concern now is to locate all Czech citizens"
One of the areas hit by devastating waves on Sunday was southern Thailand - a tourist paradise visited by thousands of vacationers including Czechs, who were in the region when the quake and the ensuing waves struck. Of the four hundred or so killed none were Czechs - but several Czech national were injured and others remain missing.
Jiri Sitler is the Czech Ambassador to Bangkok:
Collecting information, not surprisingly, has been far from simple under the circumstances. But, the ambassador says the situation is improving in terms of infrastructure and telephone connections. An embassy official has also been working in the south of the country with Thai officials and tourist agencies to search for Czechs still unaccounted for.
Others, who have been evacuated from danger areas, will soon be able to leave for home.
Despite improvements, the crisis in Thailand, as other areas hit by the tidal waves, remains unresolved; the most difficult circumstances must now be for relatives who have still not heard from their loved ones. Those families can only now wait and hope those will be found in time - both alive and safe.