Papua New Guinea feels the jitters with massive landslide

Papua New Guinea

Sydney: A landslide occurred early Friday in a remote village in the South Pacific island country of Papua New Guinea, in which about 100 people are feared dead. This information has been given in the media report.

The disaster occurred around 3:00 a.m. local time in Kaoklam village of Enga province, located 600 km northwest of Port Moresby, Xinhua news agency quoted ABC as saying.

“People were sleeping in their homes when the landslide occurred and the entire village was buried under debris,” said Elizabeth Laruma, president of the Porgera Women in Business Association.

“From what I can estimate, there are more than 100 people buried under the debris,” Laruma said.

This accident happened around 3 am local time. Residents of the area say that the number of dead could be more than 100. However, officials have not yet confirmed this figure.

Relief and rescue workers are busy evacuating people. Many bodies have been pulled out, but many are still buried under the debris. Local people are also helping the relief and rescue workers in taking out the buried bodies.

The population of Papua New Guinea is around 1 crore. It is the most populous South Pacific country after Australia. The population of Australia is 2 crore 70 lakhs.


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