Who is the real family from the impossible?
The Impossible was inspired by the real story of María Belón, who survived the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in Khao Lak, Thailand with her husband Enrique and three kids (Lucas, Simón, and Tomás).
Did the Belon family survive?
Surrounded by her loving family as she relaxed by the pool on a dream holiday, Maria Belon felt she must be the luckiest woman in the world. She was petrified, alone and convinced she was dying – but in a miracle that has inspired new film The Impossible, the mum and her family survived.
Did Karl ever find his family?
The bodies of his parents, Asa and Tomas, were returned to Sweden in April. They were also cremated. Their arrival had been delayed because of bureaucratic wrangling in Thailand. But six months after Karl became an orphan the Nilsson family is yet to be reunited, even in death.
What happens to Lucas mom in The Impossible?
Maria Belon was Lucas’ mom in real life and she did manage to survive the horrific tsunami. According to a report by Mirror, Lucas’ mom was having a good time by the pool while she was holidaying.
How old is Lucas in The Impossible?
Tom Holland as Lucas, the 12-year-old son.
How did Edie Fassnidge’s family survive the Indian Ocean tsunami?
Ten years ago the Indian Ocean tsunami struck on Boxing Day. A series of huge waves triggered by an earthquake killed more than 230,000 people in 14 countries. Edie Fassnidge lost both her mother and sister in the tsunami. She and her boyfriend were both injured but survived. They were kayaking at Krabi in Thailand when the waves came.
How many people died in the 2004 tsunami?
The devastating Dec. 26, 2004, tsunami struck a dozen countries around the Indian Ocean rim, killing about 230,000 people. It eradicated entire coastal communities, decimated families and crashed over tourist-filled beaches the morning after Christmas. Survivors waded through a horror show of corpse-filled waters.
What happened in the impossible tsunami?
The tsunami first made contact in Indonesia and moved onto Thailand, where The Impossible takes place. The death toll in Thailand was nearly 5,400 including 2,000 foreign tourists, per History.com. Miraculously, the family whose story is told in The Impossible all survived the disaster.
Who was the man who lost his children in the tsunami?
Meanwhile, Spanish businessman Mr Alvarez had tried to grab his other children, Tomas, eight, and Simon, five, but lost them when he pummelled by the wave. When he came out of the water, he saw Tomas perched in a tree and about 40 minutes heard Simon, who had only just learned to swim, calling from another tree.