11 Dec 2012

Vanuatu minister Iauko dies in Luganville

3:00 pm on 11 December 2012

Vanuatu's Minister for Infrastructure and Public Utilities and MP for Tanna, Harry Iauko, has died.

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister's office says Mr Iauko passed away in Luganville this morning.

His body is said to be flown to Port Vila for a state funeral and will then be returned to Tanna for burial.

The circumstances of his death are not known.