8 Jul 2013

Second killing in Vanuatu capital in two weeks

7:30 pm on 8 July 2013

Port Vila residents in Vanuatu are in shock after a man from Ambae was killed by a group of young men at the weekend.

Police have arrested five suspects while one is still on the run.

Police Inspector Jack Joses says the suspected attackers were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the attack.

Police will not reveal how the man died but sources say he was attacked with an axe.

This is the second killing in Port Vila in less than two weeks after the body of an 8-months pregnant woman was discovered just outside the city, late last month.