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Tonga tsunami: Runway ash hampers relief efforts as scale of damage emerges

BBC News

January 18, 2021

Ash cloaking a runway has hampered relief efforts to Tonga, as the scale of the damage from a volcanic eruption and a tsunami becomes clear.

New Zealand is trying to send clean drinking water and other supplies but planes cannot land at the main airport.

Some of Tonga’s small outlying islands have suffered substantial damage, aid agencies say.

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