18 Jun 2018

Man killed as volcanic ash triggers flooding in Vanuatu

10:28 am on 18 June 2018

The Vanuatu Daily Post reports a truck driver who was driving at night was caught in flash flooding during heavy rain.

NZDF infrared footage of Monaro volcano. The brightest parts of the image are the hottest points.

NZDF infrared image of Ambae's Manaro volcano taken last year Photo: Supplied / NZDF

A police search party found his body under the vehicle.

The creek had accumulated sand and ash after the Manaro volcano eruptions.

The Department of Meteorology and Geohazards is warning people on the island to be careful crossing creeks as the ash-filled waterways could trigger more flash flooding.

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