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Japan to send military aircraft to Tonga to deliver aid

20 January 2022
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2022-01-20 14:58

Japan announced Thursday it would be sending emergency relief goods, including drinking water and equipment for cleaning volcanic ash, to Tonga following Saturday's eruption.

Two aircrafts carrying drinking water will provide transportation support as part of Tonga emergency relief operation, while a transport vessel "Osumi" carrying two helicopters will also deliver other goods, both possibly leaving by the end of Thursday, according to the Defense Ministry.

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