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Tonga: Journalist gives direct account of volcano explosion

Tonga: Journalist gives direct account of volcano explosion

Tonga: Journalist gives direct account of volcano explosion

The discharge of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai, an undersea volcano, and a tsunami wave saw volcanic ash overspread the country’s islands, constituting a serious health risk and polluting water supplies.

Not less than three people have died and communications have been severed, and Tonga has at most just started to reinstate global contact following five days cut off from the rest of the world.

Speaking from Tonga’s capital, Nuku’alofa, journalist Marian Kupu gives a immediate account of the moment the volcano exploded.

BBCNews,        Asia

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