Se­vere Flood­ing De­stroys Houses in PNG’s Morobe

Fiji Sun - - World News - Jy­otip@fi­

Re­lief sup­plies are be­ing de­ployed to ar­eas of Pa­pua New Guinea’s Morobe Province af­ter heavy rains trig­gered flood­ing and land­slides. The pro­vin­cial gov­er­nor, Kelly Naru, said more than 20 houses on Lababia Is­land were washed away by two nights of heavy rain and wa­ter sup­plies have been con­tam­i­nated.

Bridges, roads and other in­fra­struc­ture have been de­stroyed he said. Mr Naru, who has toured the af­fected area, told EMTV that re­pairs are likely to cost more than US$1.5 mil­lion (FJ$3.09m). RNZI

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