Sissano Lagoon

Sissano tsunami remembered

July 17, 1998, marked 21 years since destructive tsunami waves crossed the shoreline on the Sissano lagoon, killing 3,500 people and displacing 10,000 others.

People from the villages of Sissano, Warapu, Arop, Malol and Aitape and Vanimo gathered to remember those who perished and the survivors of the natural disaster.

Leader of the Opposition and Member for Aitape-Lumi, Patrick Pruaitch, and the Governor for Sandaun Tony Wouwou, joined the people to remember those who were killed and pledged to continue to support all restoration programs of the area.