Sonja Rakelsdotter


Age: 40

Swedish language teacher at Vaasa High School in Gavle, Sweden who was among one of more than 552 Swedish tourists reported missing and presumed dead in the devastating South Asian Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,300+ people during the tidal wave while she was taking a diver's certificate on the Similan Islands during a boat trip along with a companion at a beachfront resort in Thailand.

Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami

Born: 1964

Died: December 26, 2004

Khao Lak, Thailand