23 Sep 2015

Parts of American Samoa run out of gas

6:58 am on 23 September 2015

Ofu and Olosega Islands in Manu'a in American Samoa are out of gasoline and this has grounded the school bus.

American Samoa

American Samoa Photo: RNZI

The deputy director of education, Faaui Vaita-tutolu, who has just returned from the islands, says supplies ran out last week and the school bus has stopped running.

But the official says the elementary school in Olosega remains open and students are walking to and from school.

The inter island ferry MV Sili was to have delivered fuel but has been delayed by engine generator issues.