Contributed by xmidipunkbastardx, Posted by Burning Heart

Sources are reporting that Nasum vocalist Mieszko Talarczyk is among those missing after the devastating quakes and tsunamis in South Asia.

The band issued a statement about it:

It's very hard for us to make this announcement, but since rumours are already out on the Internet we must make an official statement: Mieszko Talarczyk is missing in Thailand. Mieszko and his girlfriend went to Thailand to spend the holidays. They left a few days before Christmas and were scheduled to return right after New Years Eve.

They were staying in a bungalow at Phi Phi Island and when the big wave came and swept the bungalow away the two were seperated. Mieszko's girlfriend is being reported hospitalized "badly injured" but she has been in contact with among others Mieszko's sister who has been posting an "I'm looking for…" at the Phuket Disaster Forum.

We will post all sorts of news on the website, but again, please respect our wish in this uneasy time.

The earthquake reached 8.7 on the Richter scale, and has already claimed an estimated 23,000 lives in the region. Talarczyk was among 800 Swedes missing in the aftermath of the quake.