The Tongan government has spoken out for the first time

2022-05-31 0 By

In its first statement since the eruption, tonga’s government said the country had suffered an unprecedented disaster, the BBC reported Thursday.After the tsunami struck, all the houses on one island were destroyed and only two houses survived on another island.In addition, three people were confirmed dead, including two locals and a British national.Ash from the Tongan volcano is hampering rescue efforts.Volunteers are clearing the runways to make it easier for relief planes to deliver water and other supplies.The island’s signal was cut when undersea cables were cut by volcanic eruptions.But the Tongan government said some local phones were still working and the country was working to restore communications.