19 Feb 2003

Nauru isolated from world because of collapse of phone links

5:31 am on 19 February 2003

Nauru's telecommunications have collapsed leaving the island nation cut off from the rest of the world.

An official from Nauru's government office in Melbourne says Nauru's telecommunications have been down since February 7th making it impossible to contact the island nation.

She says there is concern because of Nauru's isolation.

The government official says efforts to restore phone links to Nauru are underway but there is uncertain how long it will take.