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Cut off by volcano, Tongans relieved as contact restored

Bangkok (AP) As the massive undersea Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on Saturday, Tongans from around the world gazed on as their relatives livestreamed images of billowing clouds of ash, gas and steam emerging from beneath the depths. Then darkness. The eruption severed Tonga’s single fibre-optic cable, rendering the entire Pacific archipelago offline and unable […]