Two Peruvian women drowned in ‘unnatural waves’ after a volcanic eruption near Tonga

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The first reports of deaths come after the tsunami caused by the eruption of a powerful volcano near Tonga in the Pacific Ocean. In Peru, more than 10,000 km from Tonga, two women drowned on the beach due to abnormal waves. Peruvian authorities reported this on Sunday.

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The eruption of the volcano near Tonga was so large that it was measured around the world by the difference in air pressure. The volcanic eruption also caused a tsunami, which was recorded in many countries in the Pacific Ocean or on the Pacific Ocean. Dozens of people had to be rescued on the southern coast of Peru.

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It is not yet clear, more than 24 hours after the eruption of the volcano what the consequences of the natural disaster for the Tonga archipelago itself. Practically all means of communication failed. Some of them could have been covered with ashes. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said after calling the embassy in Tongo that there will be significant damage in the capital, Nuku’alofa, including boats that have washed ashore. According to her, there is a basic need to drink water.

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