Thousand Feared Dead in Papua New Guinea Landslide

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In Papua New Guinea more than 3,000 people from Ward Seven of Mulitaka district in Porgera/Paiela district in Enga Province were covered alive in the massive landslide, according to a local news source.

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According to UN sources, 670 are already feared dead in a massive landslide in the remote village of Enga, Papua New Guinea today. This is according to United Nations sources.

Enga is one of the provinces in Papua New Guinea. Enga is geographically situated in the northern region of Papua New Guinea and was separated from the adjacent Western Highlands at the time of national independence in 1975.

Even though Papua New Guinea could be a nature paradise for tourists, severe travel warnings are currently advising visitors to avoid the region. Therefore there are no reports of foreign visitors caught in this disaster at this time.

Australia advises visitors to exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply in some areas. Ongoing aviation fuel shortages can disrupt domestic air travel with little or no notice. Protests and civil disorder can escalate quickly. 

However the national airline is in the process of expanding capacities

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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