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EWC Expresses Sympathy Over the Tongan Ferry Tragedy
HONOLULU (August 6) – The East-West Center expresses its profound sadness and concern to the people of the Kingdom of Tonga over the tragic loss of lives associated with the sinking of the ferry near Nuku'alofa. "Our thoughts are with the families of those that have been impacted by this tragedy," says Center President Charles E. Morrison. He adds, “We are very concerned about those still missing, and earnestly hope that the search for survivors is able to reunite the separated families.  The fact that this disaster comes so soon after the loss of life in the recent sinking in Kiribati is especially unfortunate for the people of the Pacific.”