7 months Soldiers assist PNG volcano victims Manilatimes |World
KOKOPO, Papua New Guinea: Troops have been sent to help thousands of people displaced by a volcanic eruption on a remote archipelago in Papua New Guinea, the prime minister said on Friday, as a second volcano erupted. Lava and ash flows from Mount Ulawun — one of the world’s most hazardous volcanoes — have subsided, but between 7,000 and 13,000 people are believed to have been displaced and a state of emergency has been declared. “We will mobilize the military to go in and assess the situation, and we will despatch the military to assist on the ground,” said Prime ... more