Bougainville’s Mt Bagana spews out ash

Bougainville’s active volcano, Mt Bagana in Torokina, South Bougainville has reportedly spewed some ash according to Disaster and Red Cross officials.

The surrounding jungles, especially the leaves on trees are all covered in volcanic ash.

Drinking water has also gone scarce due to little creeks being covered in ash, and permanent houses were forced to remove the rain gutters away from tanks, because the roof tops are all covered in ash too.

Head of Red Cross mission on Bougainville Stanley Hasagoni told PNG Loop that it wasn’t that too bad but they have to be prepared in future because it is predicted the worst could come.

“We have so far warned people. The ash started falling at around 8pm Bougainville standard time and it continued on for about a week or so, some people have moved to the coast,” Hasagoni said.

“Disaster officials have already done an assessment and food water and water containers will be supplied soon to the affected areas,” he added.

Peterson Tseraha