EMTV’s Madang correspondent Martha Louis reports from Manam island. Video: EMTV

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk

More than 5000 people, including children, on Papua New Guinea’s Manam Island are without food and clean water since the volcano erupted on Saturday morning.

Many houses were also destroyed by volcanic lava, while two villages were completely destroyed by the ash fall on Saturday.

Today is the third day since the eruption and islanders are now crying for food supplies and clean water to assist them.

EMTV journalist Martha Louis was on the island yesterday. Her pictures can be seen on the EMTV News Facebook page.

Activity has subsided at the volcano but it is still being monitored by the National Disaster Office.

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A media conference called by the office yesterday was told a team had been sent to make a full assessment of the extent of the damage. An EMTV News video of their media conference is below.

EMTV News reports are republished by Asia Pacific Report with permission.

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