Rescue efforts continue after landslide that left more than 100 dead in Papua New Guinea

Rescue efforts continue after landslide that left more than 100 dead in Papua New Guinea

It is believed that more than 100 people died on Friday in a landslide that buried a village in a remote mountainous area of Papua New Guinea and an emergency operation is underway, authorities of the South Pacific country reported.

The landslide occurred in Enga province, about 370 miles northwest of the capital, Port Moresby, at around 3:00 a.m. reported the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Residents of surrounding areas said rocks and trees from the side of a collapsed mountain buried parts of the community and left it isolated.

Residents said estimates of the death toll put them at over 100, although authorities have not confirmed the figure. Some villagers and local media reports indicated that the death toll could be much higher, although they did not cite sources.

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