22 Feb 2018

Return home unlikely for volcano-affected PNG community

From , 6:03 am on 22 February 2018

The Governor of Papua New Guinea's East Sepik province says the people of Kadovar are not expected to live on their volcanic island again.

The small island just north of PNG's mainland erupted last month, prompting the swift evacuation of its over 600 residents to East Sepik's capital Wewak.

The Rabaul Volcano Observatory says Kadovar's eruption continues at a low-level with mild steaming at the summit and gentle emission of lava.

Governor Allan Bird, who says the volcano remains quite active, gave Johnny Blades an update on the Kadovar people resettled on the mainland.

Kadovar Island covered in ash

Kadovar Island covered in ash Photo: East Sepik Provincial Government