Ash-covered homes and vegetation in Tonga’s Nomuka after the island nation was hit by a tsunami triggered by an undersea volcanic eruption on Saturday. Photo: New Zealand Defence Force/Reuters
Ash-covered homes and vegetation in Tonga’s Nomuka after the island nation was hit by a tsunami triggered by an undersea volcanic eruption on Saturday. Photo: New Zealand Defence Force/Reuters

Tonga tsunami: diplomat says entire village destroyed, many buildings missing after volcanic eruption

  • Curtis Tu’ihalangingie said images taken by surveillance flights showed ‘alarming’ scenes of a village ruined on Mango island, raising fears of more deaths
  • A thick layer of ash from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano blanketed Tonga’s main airport, delaying aid efforts

Ash-covered homes and vegetation in Tonga’s Nomuka after the island nation was hit by a tsunami triggered by an undersea volcanic eruption on Saturday. Photo: New Zealand Defence Force/Reuters
Ash-covered homes and vegetation in Tonga’s Nomuka after the island nation was hit by a tsunami triggered by an undersea volcanic eruption on Saturday. Photo: New Zealand Defence Force/Reuters
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