Tonga volcano eruption: What we know so far

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A volcano on Tonga’s Hunga Ha’apai Island erupted on January 14, sending ash, steam and gas into the air. What have people in Tonga gone through? How is the situation now? What will China do to help Tonga’s recovery?

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