Chimbu mudslide kills 10

A MUDSLIDE at Kegesuglo-Gembogl in Chimbu Province killed 10 people over the Easter weekend.
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Devastation in Chimbu. Picture from EMTV News

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The bodies were recovered this week, EMTV News reported, adding that gardens, homes and farms were also destroyed.
 
With road access and bridges blocked, the community has a called on authorities to provide relief assistance.
 
EMTV News reported that pictures supplied by a local inhabitant show the damage caused by the mudslide near the Mt Wilhelm secondary school at Kegesuglo-Gembogl.
 
The mudslide began on Good Friday, originating at a stream near the secondary school.
 
Churches, shops, roads and bridges leading to Usino-Bundi and Mt Wilhelm were also damaged.
 
A landslip has also been reported on the Kundiawa-Gembogl Highway, EMTV News reported.

 

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