Tonga: First foreign aid planes arrive

Tonga: First foreign aid planes arrive

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January 20, 2022

The first foreign aid planes have arrived in Tonga, bearing much-needed supplies for the Pacific nation which was left devastated by a volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami on Saturday.

New Delhi, 20 January 2022

As per news report of BBC, New Zealand said its military plane landed at Tonga's main airport after workers cleared ash from the runway. Australia also confirmed the first of its relief planes had arrived. Aid efforts had initially been hampered by ash from the volcano. At least three people have died and communications have been crippled, and Tonga has only just begun to re-establish global contact after five days cut off from the rest of the world. On Thursday, New Zealand's Defence Force confirmed its C-130 Hercules plane touched down in Tonga just after 16:00 local time (03:00 GMT). It was loaded with water containers, temporary shelter kits, electricity generators, hygiene and family kits and communications equipment.

Source - BBC


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