Dunkirk-style evacuation as Vanuatu volcano pollutes drinking water

Dunkirk-style evacuation as Vanuatu volcano pollutes drinking waterBy Alison Bevege SYDNEY (Reuters) – Vanuatu has launched a Dunkirk-style evacuation on the northern island of Ambae as a flotilla of boats rescues islanders from an erupting volcano. The eruption has polluted many of the island’s water sources leaving thousands of people in need of safe drinking water, Red Cross delegate Joe Cropp told Reuters by phone on Sunday. “It’s important to get on top of it right away.” The Manaro Voui volcano, the nation’s largest, was seen hurling steam and rocks into the air by New Zealand vulcanologist Brad Scott who flew over the volcano on Saturday.



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