24 Mar 2020

Landslide in PNG highlands buries 12 people

From , 5:03 am on 24 March 2020

Villagers in a Papua New Guinea highlands ward hit by a major landslide have been advised to move from the area due to the risk of more landslides.

Ten bodies have so far been recovered from the weekend slip which buried twelve people in Tendepo ward of Western Highlands province.

The administrator of Tambul-Nebilyer district, Phillip Talpa, told Johnny Blades an excavator was quickly sent to the area with help from police and the community.

At least 12 people are feared dead after a landslip in the Tambul-Nebilyer district in Papua New Guinea's Western Highlands Province. 21 March 2020.

At least 12 people are feared dead after a landslip in the Tambul-Nebilyer district in Papua New Guinea's Western Highlands Province. 21 March 2020. Photo: Supplied: Peter Solo Kinjap

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