LATEST: Czech supermodel Petra Nemcova has been discharged from a Prague hospital, five weeks after being injured when the Indian Ocean tsunami struck Thailand.

The 25-year-old Czech catwalk queen broke her pelvis and suffered internal injuries when the killer waves struck south east Asia on 26 December (04).

Nemcova survived by clinging onto a tree for eight hours, but her photographer boyfriend SIMON ATLEE - who was holidaying with her at the resort of Phuket - is missing presumed dead.

After spending two weeks in a Thai hospital, Nemcova was flown back to the Czech capital last month (JAN05) - and has since made a rapid recovery.

She has left hospital and is recuperating in a mountain chalet owned by her grandfather in her home town of Karvina.

The model's father OLDRICH says, "Her health is getting better and better. She can already climb stairs by herself, although she still can't lean on her left foot."

02/02/2005 17:41