Rescue efforts continue due to the avalanche in Papua without hope of finding survivors

Rescue efforts continue due to the avalanche in Papua without hope of finding survivors

Rescue operations after the avalanche that buried a remote village in Papua New Guinea continue this Thursday, with the arrival of heavy machinery and the difficulties presented by the terrain, while hopes of finding survivors fade six days later.

“It is extremely unlikely, if not impossible, that there are survivors; Almost seven days have passed since the landslide,” he told EFE this Thursday. Mate Bagossyhumanitarian advisor to the United Nations in Papua New Guinea.

The remote village of Yambali was buried early on Friday while its residents slept by a huge tongue of rocks and mud between six and eight meters high.

On a ground that is not yet completely settled, volunteers and emergency teams try to dig with shovels and remove stones with their hands to remove bodies of buried inhabitants.

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