Hundreds evacuated and a fishing boat sunk in Tonga

from Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Published on 16 Feb 2012 View Original

Updated February 16, 2012 17:55:42

The clean-up continues in Tonga in the wake of Cyclone Jasmine.

About 400 people were evacuated as a result of flooding in the capital Nuku'alofa.

Police, defence forces and the Red Cross are all assisting with relief efforts.

There are also reports a South Korean fishing boat sank in the storm on Tuesday night, with three fishermen rescued by Tongan police.

Presenter: Joanna McCarthy
Speaker: Leveni Aho from the Tonga Disaster Management Office

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