18 Killed As Second Earthquake Rocks Papua New Guinea

Officials say it has further complicated efforts to provide aid to nearly 150,000 people in need of emergency supplies. “I have just received reports that 18 people were killed last night,” William Bando, Hela Province administrator told Reuters. “It appears Hides was hardest hit.James Komengi, a United Church project officer, speaking from Tari, the capital of quake-affected Hela province, said his church’s assessment and response centre had counted up to 67 deaths in that province alone. “Mothers and children are so traumatised.

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