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India announces assistance of Rs. 1.5 crore to tsunami-hit Tonga

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India on Tuesday announced an immediate assistance of $2,00,000 (Rs. 1.49 crores) for rehabilitation, reconstruction, and relief efforts in Tonga. Tonga was notably struck by a catastrophic volcanic eruption and a subsequent tsunami on January 15. The eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano was heard 2,300 kilometers away in New Zealand and sent tsunami waves across the Pacific Ocean.