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Friday 20 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four people escaped a fire that destroyed the home of Siosifa Fatafehi Fuatakifolaha (formerly Noble Veikune) in Longolongo, Nuku’alofa this afternoon.
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Monday 5 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 33-year-old man died in a house fire early Sunday morning, 4 October in Folaha, Tongatapu.
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Friday 18 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tsunami Marine Warning for Tonga was cancelled this morning by the Tonga Meteorological Service. A tsunami generated during earthquakes in Chile yesterday no longer poses a threat to Tonga.
Thursday 17 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga remains on alert tonight during a Pacific tsunami watch, after a tsunami was generated off the coast of Chile earlier today. Tonga’s Chief Meteorological Officer ‘Ofa Fa’anunu said at 6:15pm that if the wave remains at its forecasted height of between .3 -1M as it approaches the Pacific islands, they will issue a marine warning later this evening.
Tuesday 1 September 2015

Neiafu, Vava'u
A VHF radio installed at the Neiafu Police Station yesterday August 31, will assist with emergency responses over land and sea in Vava'u. The VHF system covers the archipelago of Vava'u and 40 nautical miles.
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Friday 17 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fire razed a home in Fasi moe Afi this afternoon. No casualties were reported.
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Thursday 16 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A seven-year-old boy who was sleeping at home alone, died in a house fire last night at Haveluliku in Tongatapu.
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Monday 18 May 2015

Kanokupolu, Tonga
A driver who decided to turn a rental car into a beach buggy on Kanokupolu Beach at the weekend found himself stuck in the sand and sloshed by the tide.
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Thursday 23 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fire gutted the home of Tonga's Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva this morning at Hala-‘o-Vave while the Prime Minister was away in New Zealand on family medical leave. He is expected to return to Tonga this weekend. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 19 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tongan law students who arrived in Tonga today are hoping that government will assist the remaining Tongan students to return. They are grateful to be back home after Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu five-days ago, “but we feel really bad that we had to abandon the rest of our Tongan students,” said Esther ‘Aholelei in tears at Fua'amotu airport.
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Wednesday 18 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight Tongan law students stranded in Vanuatu are appealing for assistance from the Government of Tonga since their living condition at the campus has worsened with no clean drinking water in the aftermath of Super Cyclone Pam.
Tuesday 17 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four fishermen who were rescued on Friday night, 13 March after their boat’s engine failed some 54 nautical miles south of Tongatapu were today thankful to New Zealand’s Orion P-3 aircraft and Tongan Navy for the swift search and rescue operation.
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Monday 16 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four fishermen who activated a live beacon on Thursday night, 12 March after their boat’s engine failed 54 nautical miles south of Tongatapu, have been rescued by a Tongan Navy vessel, after an aerial search by a New Zealand Orion P-3 located their position.
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Monday 16 June 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An abandoned wooden building next to the Emerald Restaurant on Vuna Road in Nuku'alofa went up in flames this afternoon. Photos by Caroline Manu.
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Courageous” is how a surviving passenger, Naita Fe‘ao, praised the pilot who belly-landed their flight at ‘Eua airport this morning.
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
News of a crash landing of a small aircraft at 'Eua airport this morning is coming out, as horrified 'Eua residents witnessed a plane land without its landing gear down. REAL Tonga has confirmed this afternoon that the seven passengers and one crew member are safe, after a "belly landing" of the B-65 Queenair. Updated 1:47pm.
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Thursday 18 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A kindergarten staffer, three children, and another person, escaped safely as a blaze engulfed the Maglo Kindergarten in Railway Road, Pahu, this morning, just before dozens of children were due to arrive at the school.
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Thursday 9 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five newly installed tsunami warning sirens will be tested tomorrow Friday 10 May between 12:00-4:00pm around Nuku’alofa and in the Hihifo villages of Afa and Talafo'ou. The National Emergency Management Office advises that the sirens will sound like “an air-raid siren in war movies” and that the level of noise could cause “some discomfort or inconvenience.”
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Monday 15 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After the home of ‘Ofa ‘Amanaki at Ma'ufanga was gutted by fire early on Sunday October 14, the Tonga Red Cross had responded immediately to assist the family, Sione Taumoefolau, the Secretary General of TRC, said today.
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Thursday 15 October 2009
Geneva, Switzerland
The tragedies that struck the Asia and Pacific region this month underscore the urgent action that must be taken to better protect hospitals from natural disasters. Large-scale human suffering is exacerbated when the very services that are most needed to save lives - hospitals, clinics and other health facilities - are counted among the casualties.
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