18 Mar 2014

Four killed in Vanuatu landslide following Lusi

4:26 pm on 18 March 2014

In Vanuatu more details have emerged of the deaths caused by Cycone Lusi.

A landslide in the two villages of Ukoro and Puarante in South Santo has claimed the lives of four people, including a pregnant woman and two children.

Two more villagers remain missing in the region after devastation caused by flooding and mudslides.

The Daily Post Newspaper reports four out of the thirteen village households refused to move when warned of a possible landslide.

The government has allocated 136 thousand US dollars for emergency relief assistance in the aftermath of Cyclone Lusi which claimed at least ten lives and damaged crops and infrastructure in Vanuatu.