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I was left with the feeling that no one wanted us anywhere." A tourist, Benny Engard, told the Finnish daily Hufvudstadsbladet that he could not reach a government helpline. A chain text message was also being sent by mobile phone in Finland asking people to light a candle in their window.

"That's just incredible in this 'Nokia-country', with millions of phones." Finnish tabloids painted their front covers black and showed photographs of the missing. Officially, their home countries have reported only 212 foreign tourists as killed, but Thailand alone has said that at least 435 foreigners died there.

Sauli Niinisto, the former Finnish finance minister who saved himself and his two sons by clinging to a lamppost for two hours as the water kept rising, was highly critical of his government.

Swedish tabloids were the harshest critics of the Government.

"She went to the theatre," said Aftonbladet, referring to the Foreign Minister, Laila Freivalds, saying she waited 30 hours after the initial report of the disaster to go to her office.

"I assumed that there would be an emergency meeting by the Government within four to five hours of the disaster and more officials would be sent to Phuket," he told a TV talk show after his ordeal in Khao Lak, the worst-hit beach in Thailand, where he suffered a leg injury saving a Swedish child from drowning.

"After 18 hours, when I got in touch with Bangkok and Phuket, I realised we had not been taken seriously ...

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