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Doubts raised over BBC's 'drinking salt water' report

Doubts raised over BBC's 'drinking salt water' report

Updated 19 March 2015, 10:59 AEDT

Locals in Vanuatu have rejected a report from the BBC that some people have resorted to drinking harmful saltwater as they wait for relief supplies.

The report claimed people in Moso, off the north-west coast of Efate, had been drinking saltwater for two days.

Samuel Wor Wor is a community leader on the island of Ambrym and is currently in Port Vila.

He says it's far more likely people are sourcing water from natural springs at the shoreline, which are common in the Vanuatu island chain.

Presenter: Sam Bolitho

Speaker: Samuel Wor Wor

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