TOUTES les maisons détruites sur l'île de Tonga alors que de nouvelles photos effrayantes montrent une dévastation totale

TONGA has suffered anunprecedented disasterwith all homes on one island destroyed, the government has said.

Chilling new pictures show the devastation caused when a volcano erupted, resulting in a tsunami that has so far killed three people, including a British charity worker.

Pictures showing parts of Tonga before and after the eruption and tsunami

Pictures showing parts of Tonga before and after the eruption and tsunamiCrédit: EPA
The extent of the devastation is slowly beginning to emerge

The extent of the devastation is slowly beginning to emergeCrédit: EPA

As the scale of the disaster begins to emerge, the government has revealed all homes on the island of Mango have been destroyed.

Satellite photographs show once lush green parts of Tonga turned brown and houses flattened.

Fears are also rising the death toll could begin to climb as communications begin to be restored and more news emerges.

The government of Tonga has described the nation as suffering anunprecedented disasterin its first statement.

New Zealand air force images also show areas blanketed with ash and damaged buildings.

Tongan diplomat Curtis Tu’ihalangingie described the damage asalarmingand said he feared more deaths.

Possibly there will be more deaths and we just pray that is not the case,” il a dit.

Video has also emerged showing the powerful tsunami waves washing ashore, tearing down fences as people flee for their lives.

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According to the Tonga government around 50 people live on Mango and so far 65-year-old woman living there has been confirmed dead.

It comes as the body of the missing British charity worker Angela Glover, 50, was discovered by her husband James.

An operation is underway to clear Tonga’s airport runway of volcanic ash so relief flights carrying vital supplies such as sanitation kits can be delivered.

Australia’s Minister for the Pacific Zed Seselja said its police had visited beaches and reported significant damage withhouses thrown around”.

The Haatafu Beach Resort, on the Hihifo peninsula, 13 miles west of the capital Nukualofa, was completely wiped out, the owners said on Facebook.

DEVASTATON

The family that manages the resort had run for their lives through the bush to escape the tsunami, Ça disait.

The whole western coastline has been completely destroyed along with Kanukupolu village, the resort said.

Autre before and after images show the island of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai has completely disappeared following the volcanic eruption.

The main island Tongatapu has been heavily affected, with water damage being visible to the northern and southern sides.

The volcano which last erupted in 2014, has also caused damage to the islands of Uoleva and Nomuka.

Early data suggests the eruption was the biggest since Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines 30 il y a des années, New Zealand-based volcanologist Shane Cronin told Radio New Zealand.

DEATH TOLL FEARS

Further volcanic activity cannot be ruled out,” the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in the update today.

It added that the official assessments have not been released yet as the communications have been badly hit.

Two more people have drowned at the coast of Peru after the tsunami sparked high waves.

Le impact of the eruption was felt as far away as Fiji, Nouvelle-Zélande, the United States and Japan.

Aid workers have warned 80,000 of Tonga’s residents could be affected.

The Red Cross said it was mobilising its network to respond to what it called the worst volcanic eruption the Pacific has experienced in decades.

An image taken on December 8, compared to one taken on January 16, shows the damage caused by the eruption

An image taken on December 8, compared to one taken on January 16, shows the damage caused by the eruptionCrédit: UNOSAT
A satellite image taken in April 2020 and an image taken after the volcano eruption shows the area covered in volcanic ash

A satellite image taken in April 2020 and an image taken after the volcano eruption shows the area covered in volcanic ashCrédit: UNOSAT
The island of  Tongatapu has been severely damaged

The island of Tongatapu has been severely damagedCrédit: UNOSAT
The volcano last erupted in 2014

The volcano last erupted in 2014Crédit: UNOSAT
Dramatic official aerial maps showed the eruption cloud over Tonga

Dramatic official aerial maps showed the eruption cloud over TongaCrédit: Tonga Meteorological Services, Government of Tonga
Smoking Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on Jan 7

Smoking Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on Jan 7
Brit charity worker Angela Glover was confirmed dead

Brit charity worker Angela Glover was confirmed dead

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