2,000 people feared dead in Papua New Guinea landside

Call for international assistance in rescue operations

Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) –The Government sources said, that more than 2,000 people were buried in a landslide on 25th May, in the mountainous area of Papua New Guinea, an Island country in the Pacific Ocean. With this background, the Government of Papua New Guinea has appealed to the International Organisations to assist in the rescue operations. This incident had taken place in Enga Province, at nearly 600 Km. distance from the Capital, Port Moresby.The

UN Agency, ‘International Organisation for Migration’ had said 670 people were feared dead in Papua New Guinea. The Government’s figures are almost three times more than that of the Agency.

Condolences from India

India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar condoled the loss of lives due to a landslide in Papua New Guinea. On the X handle, he conveyed India’s solidarity with its friends in the difficult times. He wrote, “We extend our sympathies to the victims and their families”.