You’ve probably heard about the earthquake, the tsunami that followed and the death and destruction it left behind. So far, I don’t think I really knew anyone that got killed or injured, there is one very remote connection, but no one I really knew.

BBC‘s correspondent Rachel Harvey reports from Medan, Indonesia at 1045 GMT today:

There’s a whole area on the south west coast of Aceh, closest to the epicentre of the earthquake, where there’s been no contact at all. Officials are increasingly concerned about the situation there. It’s thought there were a million people living in that area.

No contact at all? A million people? Let’s redefine “bad news”, everyone…