Distress signal detected in low-lying Tongan island; first death reported after eruption and tsunami

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Angela Glover, from Brighton, disappeared and was swept away by the water. Her body was later found during a search organised by her husband. UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs said there had been no contact from the Ha'apai group of islands.
4 months ago·Tonga

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The Guardian

Distress signal detected in low-lying Tongan islands after volcano eruption, as first death reported

Regular contact with Tonga may not resume for weeks after confirmation the communications cable was cut in at least one placeA distress signal has been detected in an isolated, low-lying group of Tongan islands after Saturday’s huge volcanic eruption, even as most external communications remain down, and diaspora families anxiously await news.Reuters reports that the UN detected the distress signal on Monday, prompting particular concern for the…

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Reuters

Distress signal prompts U.N. concern after Tonga volcanic eruption

A distress signal has been detected in an isolated, low-lying group of islands in the Tonga archipelago following Saturday's massive volcanic eruption and tsunami, the United Nations said, prompting particular concern for its inhabitants.

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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CBC News

Distress signal from low-lying islands of Tonga prompts new concern after volcanic eruption

A distress signal has been detected in an isolated, low-lying group of islands in the Tonga archipelago following Saturday's massive volcanic eruption and tsunami, the United Nations said, prompting particular concern for its inhabitants.

4 months ago·Canada
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Independent.ie

Distress signal detected from Tonga islands home to just 100 people cut off after tsunami triggered by underwater volcano

A distress signal has been detected in an isolated, low-lying group of islands in the Tonga archipelago following Saturday's massive volcanic eruption and tsunami, the United Nations said, prompting particular concern for its inhabitants.

4 months ago·Ireland
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IBTimes

Distress Signal Detected In Low-lying Tongan Island

A distress signal has been detected in a low-lying Tongan island following the volcanic eruption and tsunami, the United Nations said Tuesday as the first death was reported. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs expressed concern for two islands, Mango and Fonoi, after surveillance flights confirmed "substantial property damage" from Saturday's eruption but there had been no contact with residents.

4 months ago·United States
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Channel News Asia

Distress signal detected in low-lying Tongan island; first death reported after eruption and tsunami

WELLINGTON: A distress signal has been detected in a low-lying Tongan island following the volcanic eruption and tsunami, the United Nations said on Tuesday (Jan 18) as the first death was reported.

4 months ago·Singapore
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