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Japanese emergency aid arrived Thursday in Papua New Guinea to assist thousands of villagers evacuated following the eruption of a volcano on the island of New Britain, according to the Japanese Embassy.

The Japanese government responded to a call for help from the PNG government by donating 1,400 water tanks, 1,400 towels, 20 tents, 12 electricity generators and 12 reels of electrical cord, altogether worth about $58,625, an embassy spokesman in Sydney told Kyodo News.

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