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Hundreds feared dead in massive Papua New Guinea landslide

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2024
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A massive landslide is feared to have killed hundreds of people after it struck remote villages in Papua New Guinea, local officials and aid agencies said.

The landslide buried more than 100 homes after it struck around 03:00 local time Friday (17:00 GMT Thursday) in the highlands of Enga, north of the island nation in the south-west Pacific.

It was not immediately clear how many people were trapped in the rubble.

Enga governor Peter Ipatas told AFP news agency it was an "unprecedented natural disaster".

Andrew Ruing, a community leader,...

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