Papua New Guinea landslide kills 670 and displaces hundreds more

Papua New Guinea and international relief workers are struggling to rescue victims of a landslide in the South Pacific nation’s remote interior.

The UN’s migration agency, which works in the region, told the Financial Times on Tuesday that 1,575 people from 315 households had been displaced by the landslide near Mulitaka in mountainous Enga province.

The remote area has long been known for inter-tribal conflict, which has hampered rescue efforts.

Serhan Aktoprak, country head of the UN’s International Organization for Migration, noted that the PNG government has said nearly 8,000 people had been displaced. “We are trying to understand the breakdown of their figures,” he said.

On Sunday, IOM estimated the landslide death toll at 670.

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