Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Morobe landslide buries 19

Papua New Guinea is plagued by natural disasters especially so as it sits on what is known as the 'Pacific Rim of Fire'. Active volcanoes, heavy rains, frequent earthquakes and landslides -it's never a dull moment in the belly of mother nature.
This week heavy rains caused a landslide in remote PNG. Three dead have been recovered while 16 remain still missing, believed to be buried underneath.
Villagers walked for hours to report the landslide that hit the Sialum district in Morobe province, on PNG's northwestern coast.
Bad weather, continuous heavy rain and massive cloud cover is hampering relief efforts.

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