Aid agencies head to Tonga amid reports of extensive damage

By Reuters | Mon, 13 Jan 2014 01:17 AM
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SYDNEY, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Relief agencies were sending aid to Tonga on Monday amid reports of extensive damage to low-lying islands in the South Pacific archipelago after they were battered by a strong cyclone at the weekend.

Early reports from emergency workers suggested that category five Cyclone Ian and its associated hurricane-force winds had caused significant damage to islands in the north.


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