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Papua New Guinea continue rescue efforts, hundreds feared killed in landslide

27/5/2024 7:26
        Emergency crews in Papua New Guinea on Monday continued their rescue efforts to find survivors after more than 670 people were feared killed in a massive landslide which flattened a remote village in the Pacific nation's northern region.
        
        The United Nations migration agency on Sunday said some 1,250 people had been displaced from the landslide that occurred in Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Enga province early morning on Friday. More than 150 houses were buried and around 250 houses nearby have been abandoned by inhabitants.
        
        "The houses are buried under around eight metres (26.3 ft) of dirt. So there is quite a lot of debris to get through," aid group CARE International PNG country director Justine McMahon told ABC television on Monday.
        
        McMahon said dangerous conditions and unstable land were hampering rescue efforts. An estimated 4,000 people were living near the impacted area, she said.
        
        
        



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