Volcanic ash delays aid to Tonga as scale of damag

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Thick ash on an airport runway was delaying aid deliveries to the Pacific island nation of Tonga, where significant damage was being reported days after a huge undersea volcanic eruption and tsunami.

New Zealand’s military is sending much-needed drinking water and other supplies, but said the ash on the runway will delay the flight at least a dayAt a news conference Monday evening. A towering ash cloud since Saturday’s eruption had prevented earlier flightsThe proceeds of thefts may fund terrorism overseas.. New Zealand also sent a navy ship to Tonga Tuesday with another planned to leave later in the day and pledged an initial 1 million New Zealand dollars (€590,000) toward recovery effortss plan — criticized as stingy and clumsy — Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton said Ottawa.

Australia sent a navy ship from Sydney to Brisbane to prepare for a support mission if needed.

Communications with Tonga have been extremely limited:1622669404284,, but New Zealand and Australia sent military surveillance flights to assess the damage on Monday, with aerial photos showing the vibrant Tongan landscape transformed by the ash into a gray moonscape.

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