Queen ‘shocked and saddened’ as she sends a message after devastating Tonga volcano eruption and tsunami | UK News

The Queen sent a message of condolences to the King of Tonga following Saturday’s devastating natural disaster.

“I am shocked and saddened by the impact of the volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga,” she said.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Tonga as they work together to recover from the damage caused.

“It must be incredibly difficult for those who are unable to communicate with friends and family as communications are down and hopefully restored soon. »

His Majesty sent the message to His Majesty Tupou VI, the King of Tonga, after an undersea volcano erupted and triggered a devastating tsunami on Saturday.

At least three people died following the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano.

The first foreign aid planes arrived in Tonga today and a state of emergency has now been declared.

The United Nations estimates that more than 80% of the population of the islands has been severely affected.

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the eruption caused the telephone lines and the Internet to go down, leaving the population of the island practically unreachable.

Some phone connections have been repaired, but reports say it will take another month for full internet services to resume.

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