New images show extensive damage from Tonga volcano eruption

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Reconnaissance flights from Australia and New Zealand have revealed the extent of the damage in Tonga from Saturday’s massive volcanic eruption and tsunami. Damage to the airport and communications cables are hampering relief efforts.

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