Jan 15, 2018

Thousands Evacuated After Papua New Guinea Volcano Erupts

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At a Glance

  • Thousands were evacuated from Papua New Guinea islands after the volcano on Kadovar Island erupted.
  • Officials have expressed fears of possible tsunamis and landslides triggered by the eruption.

Thousands have been evacuated from islands in Papua New Guinea after a volcano began erupting over the weekend.

Around 1,500 residents of Kadovar Island were forced to flee when the peak, which was long dormant, exploded after spending several days venting ash, Reuters reports. Officials moved evacuees to the nearby island of Blup Blup, which was later evacuated. People were then sent to the mainland.

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