Washington state

Containers to help families in Tonga continue to flow in

This week a container of drums filled with non-perishable goods arrived at Nuku'alofa's port, from the Seattle Tongan Relief Committee in Washington State, America.

Secretary Toka Valu said his organisation has received extensive support, and they're aiming to maintain continuous aid to the Kingdom.

"Folks were reaching out and just providing 'hey, we have this, this and this, not sure if you have anything organised right not but we love to support what you’re doing.

Amtrak Washington train crash: Deaths as carriages fall on US motorway

Police say there were "multiple" fatalities on board the train, which hit vehicles on the I-5 highway below.

Images from the scene show that all the carriages of the high-speed train appear to have left the track.

It was Amtrak's first passenger service to run on a new, shorter route.

Train 501 had left Seattle, heading south for Portland, at 06:00 local time (14:00 GMT). The derailment happened on a section of track, south of Tacoma, previously only used for freight trains.

Reports suggest 77 people have been taken to hospital.