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Authorities Continue To Assess Damage Of Tsunami On Tonga

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Swept through the Pacific Island on Saturday

Authorities are still trying to assess the damage of a tsunami that swept through Tonga on Saturday.

Dozens of families are still waiting to find out if their loved ones are safe - four days after the natural disaster.

Three people are known to have died after waves up to 10 metres high hit the Pacific nation, caused by a volcanic eruption.

Joseph Sikulu's relatives live in one of the affected areas:

Communication remains limited because of satellite and cable issues.

Alexander Matheou is from the Red Cross, which is helping to respond to the crisis:

A Go Fund Me set up by Tongan Olympic Flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua has raised almost $500,000 at the time of publication.

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