Tsunami rescue workers in India's Andaman archipelago say they have found nine survivors on a remote island, 38 days after large waves devastated villages in the region.

Police say the group of five men, two women and two teenagers was found wandering in a remote part of Campbell Bay island. Police say the Nicobari tribespeople had fled to a hill when the tsunami flooded the island.

The emaciated survivors largely lived off coconuts until they were rescued Wednesday. They are the latest survivors discovered from the disaster that officials estimate killed more than 170,000 people, mostly in Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Tens of thousands of people are still listed as missing.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.