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Over 2,000 people buried in landslide: PNG govt

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Over 2,000 people buried in landslide: PNG govt

Papua New Guinea (PNG) informed the UN on Monday that more than 2,000 people were buried in a massive landslide that swept over a remote village, according to the estimation of the country's government, reports AFP. 

"The landslide buried more than 2,000 people alive and caused major destruction," the country's national disaster centre told the UN office in Port Moresby.

The numbers of those buried around Yambali village in Enga province in the country's north are based on estimates from local authorities.

The number is nearly three times the estimate of the United Nation's migration agency, which had put the estimated death toll at 670 on Sunday.

Bd pratidin English/Lutful Hoque

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