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Tourists at Kolkata airport recount their nightmarish experience in the Andamans, which was ravaged by the tsunami on December 26. Over 3000 people have died in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The worst-hit Car Nicobar and Nancowrie group of islands remain inaccessible, more than 30 hours after the calamity. Congress president Sonia Gandhi, accompanied by Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee, left for the islands on Monday to supervise the rescue and relief operations.

Also read: 'We loved the sea. Now we hate it'

DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images

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