22 Feb 2019

Flooding brings death and destruction for East New Britain

From , 4:05 pm on 22 February 2019

Flash flooding has cut off many roads and washed out a number of villages in Papua New Guinea's East New Britain province.

New Guinea Islands provinces are taking stock of damage from several days of heavy rains and severe winds linked to Cyclone Oma.

Among the worst hit was East New Britain where two deaths were reported and most roads were blocked by debris.

The chairman of its disaster committee, Wilson Matava, gave Johnny Blades an update.

Flooding in East New Britain

Photo: Facebook/ Only in East New Britain