6 Jul 2006

PNG police think more bodies may be found on Fly River coast

7:04 pm on 6 July 2006

Villagers on a remote Papua New Guinea coastline are looking for more bodies after finding eight badly decomposed corpses last week on beaches just north of Australia's border in the Torres Strait.

The badly decomposed bodies of seven men and a woman, some ravaged by sharks, were last week buried near where they washed up close to the villages of Sui and Davare on the Fly River Delta.

PNG police say they don't know the identities or nationalities of the eight, but say they may have been boat people or illegal fishers whose boat capsized.

They say more bodies may yet be found.