More than 2,000 could be buried in Papua New Guinea landslide, authorities say

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Posted 2024-05-27, Asahi News 

SYDNEY–More than 2,000 people could be buried alive by a massive landslide in Papua New Guinea last week, the government said on Monday, as treacherous terrain and the difficulty of getting aid to the site raises the risk few survivors will be found. The National Disaster Centre raised the number suspected buried to… read full story

I have 18 of my family members being buried under the debris and soil that I am standing on, and a lot more family members in the village I cannot count,

Photo: In this photo provided by the International Organization for Migration, an injured person is carried on a stretcher to seek medical assistance after a landslide in Yambali village, Papua New Guinea, Friday, May 24, 2024. More than 100 people are believed to have been killed in the landslide that buried a village and an emergency response is underway, officials in the South Pacific island nation said. The landslide struck Enga province, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) northwest of the capital, Port Moresby, at roughly 3 a.m., Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

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