Here's the second part of our new 1-2-1 series. Ian Axton has been speaking to ordinary people about something extraordinary that's happened to them - something that changed the course of the rest of their lives.
Today we hear from Luke Simon from Somerset, who was caught up in the tsunami in Thailand. He survived but his brother was killed. This is his story:
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