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The rescue work is called off after the landslide in Papua New Guinea


Local villagers carry food rations to a collection point for the homeless after the landslide. The search is now suspended due to dangerous conditions. Photo: UNDP Papua New Guinea via AP / NTB

Of NTB | 06.06.2024 11:03:34

Policy: It is still unclear how many lives the natural disaster claimed, but national authorities say around 2,000 were buried in the earth and clay masses. The UN estimates that around 670 people lost their lives.

– A 14-day window for searching in dangerous environments ends on Thursday, as the search is unsafe for aid workers and relatives and the ground is still unstable, says a statement from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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