Landslide caused devastation in Papua New Guinea…

At least five people died in a massive landslide in Papua New guinea while more than 670 people are buried under the debris. The United Nations (UN) gave this information on sunday (May 26). Emergency teams pulled three bodies from the debris of a massive landslide in Papua New guinea, the UN said, warning that the death toll from the disaster could reach five, where hundreds of people are feared dead. Serhan Aktoprak, head of the UN migration agency's mission in the South Pacific island nation, said the revised death toll was based on calculations by Yambali village and Enga provincial officials that more than 150 homes were buried by Friday's landslide. The previous estimate was 60 houses. "They are estimating that there are more than 670 people under the soil right now," Actoprak told The Associated press (AP).

There is very little hope for people's survival.

Local officials initially put the death toll on friday at 100 or more. By sunday, only five bodies and a leg of the sixth victim had been recovered. Ectoprak said crews had given up hope of finding survivors under 6 to 8 meters (20 to 26 feet) of ground and debris. media in the Pacific nation north of australia said Friday's landslide buried more than 300 people and more than 1,100 homes. The village of Kaoklam in Enga province, about 600 km (370 mi) northwest of the capital Port Moresby, was razed to the ground.

More than 6 villages were affected

Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said more than six villages were affected by landslides in the Mulitka area of the province. The UN migration agency IOM said more than 100 homes, a primary school, small businesses and stalls, a guesthouse and a petrol station were razed to the ground.

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