At least 670 dead followed by landslide in Papua New Guinea

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At least 670 dead followed by landslide in Papua New Guinea

By Hikima Temam

According to a new update, More than 2,000 people were feared buried in a massive landslide in a remote village of Papua New Guinea on Friday. National authorities have still to give an official death toll. Early estimates put it at about 100 people. At least 670 dead followed by landslide in Papua New Guinea. The incident happened in the middle of the Night which makes it more complex. Rescue workers suffered a lot searching for survivors whereby the proportion of the landslide was so high.

 

National authorities have still to give an official death toll. Early estimates put it at about 100 people. The village is in Enga province, about 600 km north of the capital, Port Moresby.

 

Recently, the count continued and reached At least 670 dead. The area affected was the size of three or four football fields, and home to 3,895 people, Chief of the International Organization for Migration’s mission in Papua New Guinea, Serhan Aktoprak said.

 

He underscored some houses in the village had escaped, but that the number of casualties were not yet known. As per the disaster office, the landslide caused major destruction to buildings, food gardens and caused major impact on the economic lifeline of the country.

The village is in Enga province, about 600 km north of the capital, Port Moresby. Recently, the count continued and reached At least 670 dead. The area affected was the size of three or four football fields, and home to 3,895 people, Chief of the International Organization for Migration’s mission in Papua New Guinea, Serhan Aktoprak said.

 

He underscored some houses in the village had escaped, but that the number of casualties were not yet known. As per the disaster office, the landslide caused major destruction to buildings, food gardens and caused major impact on the economic lifeline of the country.


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