Two more evacuees die in Luganville

Two more Ambaeans have died in Luganville while waiting for the Government to confirm shipping arrangements to take them back home to their island of Ambae.

Edmon Tari of Tagui Village was reported to have passed away while resting in a nakamal in the vicinity of Chapuis.

It was suspected that the late thirty-something year old father, might have felt ill while walking to town and went into the nakamal to rest.

However a reliable source says the Northern Provincial Hospital has confirmed heart attack as the cause of death.

Louis Tari of Lovuimataboe Village is reported to have passed away in the Northern District Hospital, reportedly due to a lifestyle disease.

Families in in the Northern Town say both bodies are kept at the mortuary awaiting the green light from the Government to take them home to Ambae.

Meanwhile Ambaeans dying during their evacuation to Santo and Maewo have been a great concern for families and their chiefs who stress the importance of burying them in their own land on Ambae.

Chief Tarilama has gone a step further by suggesting for the Government of exhuming their remains to repatriate them home at the government’s expense.

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