Search for 11 missing at sea in PNG

1:43 pm on 26 February 2019

A search is underway in Papua New Guinea's New Ireland province for 11 people missing at sea.

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Police in nearby West New Britain say the group, which includes children, have not been heard from in nearly two weeks.

Inspector Peter Sanginawa said they were travelling on a motorised dinghy in choppy weather, ignoring storm warnings.

He said searching the remote north-eastern group of islands that make up New Ireland is difficult.