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Three of Tonga's smaller islands suffer serious damage by tsunami

Business Standard | 19/01/2022 05:26 PM | Click to read full article

Three of Tonga's smaller islands suffered serious damage from tsunami waves, officials and the Red Cross said Wednesday, as a wider picture begins to emerge of the destruction caused by the eruption of an undersea volcano near the Pacific archipelago nation.

Communications have been down throughout Tonga since the eruption on Saturday, but a ship made it to the outlying islands of Nomuka and reported back that few homes remain standing after settlements were hit with almost 15-meter high waves.