‘Situation in Tonga Is Not Stable,’ Diplomat Says

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‘Situation in Tonga Is Not Stable,’ Diplomat Says

Tonga’s communication lines remained severed from international communication days after an underwater volcano erupted and caused tsunami waves to strike the island nation.

Just want to report that the situation in Tonga is not stable yet. We have limited access to information and we don’t have a direct communication to Tonga at the moment, but we receive information through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is hard to say what is needed as we are still waiting to receive information from Tonga of what is much needed. But we know for sure that there’ll be need for clean water because of the ash eruptions and, which really — imagine causing lots of troubles to the water supplies in Tonga, as most of the people collect water through rain, and this is something very dangerous for them to consume.

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