Kadovar situation has worsened: Administrator

Wewak District Administrator Ricky Wobar says the situation on Kadovar Island has worsened.

He made the statement after flying to assess the situation on the island with the Samaritan Aviation, where they observed lava coming out of the once dormant volcano.

There was no evidence of inhabitants where it was hoped that they have all been moved to the nearby islands.

Wobar said they are planning another gathering around 7pm tonight to come up with strategies to address this catastrophe.

Relevant authorities, including the police and defence force, have also been notified.

According to locals, the volcano on Kadovar Island, believed to be dormant for decades, started billowing smoke yesterday at around midday.

(Picture: Ricky Wobar)

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