Flights sent to assess Tonga damage after volcanic eruption


New New Zealand Zealand and and Australia Australia the the sending sending military military surveillance surveillance flights flights to to Tonga Tonga to to assess assess the the damage damage a a huge huge undersea undersea volcanic volcanic eruption eruption left left in in the the Pacific Pacific island island nation nation a a towering towering ash ash cloud cloud since since Saturday's Saturday's a a rupture rupture has has prevented prevented earlier earlier flights flights New New Zealand Zealand hopes hopes to to send send essential essential supplies supplies including including much much needed needed drinking drinking water water but but communications communications with with Tonga Tonga remain remain extremely extremely limited limited the the company company that that owns owns the the single single underwater underwater fiber fiber optic optic cable cable that that connects connects the the island island nation nation to to the the rest rest of of the the world world says says it's it's likely likely to to be be severed severed in in the the eruption eruption and and repairs repairs could could take take weeks weeks tsunami tsunami waves waves of of around around two two point point seven seven feet feet high high but but crashed crashed into into Tonga Tonga shoreline shoreline no no casualties casualties have have been been reported reported so so far far although although that that concerns concerns about about people people on on small small islands islands I'm I'm Charles Charles de de Ledesma Ledesma

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