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More than 670 estimated dead in landslide in Papua New Guinea: UN

More than 670 people are believed to have been killed after a massive landslide in Papua New Guinea, a UN official said on Sunday as aid workers and villagers braved dangerous conditions in their search for survivors.

The once bustling hill town in Enga province was almost completely wiped out when the landslide struck in the early hours of Friday morning, burying dozens of houses and the people sleeping in them.

“It is now estimated that more than 150 houses are buried,” said Serhan Aktoprak, representative of the UN migration agency, adding that “more than 670 people are believed to be dead.”

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