Mount Iabu Unrest
Oct 26, 2004
- Thousands Shelter from Volcano
- Mount Iabu, in PNG's Madang province, started throwing up lava and ash on Sunday prompting authorities to advise nearly 4000
villagers on the island to move to safer ground. Officers from PNG's National Disaster Management Office were supplying fresh
water to an estimated 4000 villagers forced to leave their homes during Sunday's eruption. He said about 2000 people were seeking
shelter at a Catholic mission station on the island while thousands of others had moved downwind from the volcano to seek
protection from the falling ash.