In A Christmas Carol, Dickens warns to beware Ignorance, for he is the Doom of Man.
“They are Man’s,” said the Spirit, looking down upon them. “And they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.”
The tsunami killed more because of ignorance. Many wondered at the strange sight of the seas rushing away from land, and children rushed to play in it. And then died.