7 Mar 2018

Relief supply delays add stress in quake-ravaged PNG Highlands

From , 4:04 pm on 7 March 2018

Delays in distribution of relief supplies and in damage assessment are adding to anxieties for quake-affected communities in Papua New Guinea's Highlands.

It's now ten days after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck in remote Hela province, causing buildings to collapse and triggering mass landslides in the region.

At least 76 people have died, according to local officials.

Johnny Blades has more.

Portion of the new Mendi - Kandep road has been destroyed following the 7.5 earthquake.

Photo: Andrew Solomon