Death Toll estimates at least 100 people killed by landslide in Papua New Guinea


Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

Important Takeaways:

  • Authorities in the South Pacific Island nation have not confirmed the death toll, which was reported by Australian media, and which villagers said could be much higher.
  • The landslide reportedly hit Kaokalam village in Enga province, about 370 miles northwest of the capital, Port Moresby, at roughly 3 a.m.
  • “We are sending in disaster officials, PNG Defense Force, and the Department of Works and Highways to … start relief work, recovery of bodies, and reconstruction of infrastructure,” Prime Minister James Marape said.
  • The landslide blocked the road between Porgera and the village, she said, raising concerns about the town’s supply of fuel and goods.

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