13 Mar 2019

Bougainvilleans rescued in Solomon Islands

5:30 am on 13 March 2019

Six Papua New Guineans from Bougainville who spent ten days adrift at sea have been rescued in Solomon Islands.

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The villagers had set out from Buka on 16 February bound for the Carteret islands, when their boat encountered engine troubles.

They told the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation that they were adrift without food and water for ten days.

They eventually washed at an island in the Ontong Java atoll on 25 February.

They're now being cared for at the PNG High Commission in Honiara.