I’m afraid my British sister was killed in the Tonga tsunami.

THE brother of a British woman who went missing after the Tonga tsunami has said he fears she is dead.

Nick Eleini said he was hopeful but now believes it is about recovering the body of Angela Glover, who was washed out to sea with her dogs.

Angela Glover, UK animal charity worker, goes missing after Tonga tsunami
Smoking the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on January 7Credit: AP
The center of the volcanic island disappeared during the eruption.
The center of the volcanic island disappeared during the eruption.Credit: AP

Angela, 50, was separated from her husband James when a 4-foot-high wall of water entered the house where they were staying.

She was able to cling to a tree, but Angela, who ran a dog sanctuary, was swept out to sea with up to five of her dogs.

She was last seen clinging to the floating debris with the animals when a huge wave of water rushed into the sea and has not been seen since.

A heartbroken Nick later said that he feared the worst and that it was now a matter of “getting the body back” rather than finding her alive.

“But hopefully that’s all I can do,” he told 1News from New Zealand.

“James was able to hold up a tree for a while.

“I don’t know if they took Angela immediately or later. »

Nick tearfully paid tribute to his sister, saying “we just adore her.”

He described his sister as a “cool, fun girl” who was popular with the locals and loved the culture.

“He really embraced it, he loved the Tongans, he just thought they were wonderful people. He really grew up in the Tongan way of life.

Nick told The Guardian that his sister was taken away with four or five dogs that she was walking at the time.

She and her husband had a house on the west coast of the island when the tsunami hit.

“One of the dogs was found, but Angela was not found,” he said.

“It’s appalling. I can’t even believe the words are coming out of my mouth, to be honest.

Earlier, Angela, who moved from London to Veitongo five years ago, posted one last disturbing photo on Instagram.

‘WE LOVED IT’

The image shows an eerie red sunset over Tonga following the volcanic eruption that triggered the tsunami.

“We were on tsunami alert today… all good… some waves… some eerie silences,” he wrote.

The Foreign Office has confirmed that it is helping a number of Britons following the huge underwater volcanic eruption.

The effects of the explosion, captured by satellite, were felt as far away as California, where waves swept inland and caused flooding.

Power was cut in Tonga as authorities struggled to assess casualties and damage.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said contact had not yet been made with coastal areas beyond the capital Nuku’alofa, which was “covered in thick plumes of volcanic dust”.

Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary Lord Tariq Ahmad tweeted: “The UK stands ready to help and support our friends in Tonga.”

Angela indulged in viewing with up to five of her dogs.
Angela indulged in viewing with up to five of her dogs.
Nick Eleini said that Angela Glover's family
Nick Eleini says Angela Glover’s family ‘loves’ her
Images on social media showed large waves crashing on shore in coastal areas of Tonga.
Images on social media showed large waves crashing on shore in coastal areas of Tonga.Credit: Twitter
The eruption of an underwater volcano off the coast of Tonga, triggering a tsunami warning
The eruption of an underwater volcano off the coast of Tonga, triggering a tsunami warning1 credit
Dramatic official aerial maps showed eruption cloud over Tonga
Dramatic official aerial maps showed eruption cloud over Tonga
The effects of the Tonga explosion were felt even in the United States
The effects of the Tonga explosion were felt even in the United States

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