Papua New Guinea aid workers race to deliver supplies as aftershocks strike

By Sonali Paul and Charlotte Greenfield MELBOURNE/WELLINGTON, Mar 6 : Aid workers struggled to reach remote areas of Papua New Guinea’s rugged highlands on Tuesday as aftershocks rattled the region, more than a week after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake killed dozens of people. Two aftershocks above magnitude 5 hit the mountainous Southern Highlands, about […]

Papua New Guinea officials say whole villages flattened by deadly quake

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY, Feb 28 : Whole villages were flattened and water sources spoiled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 20 people, residents said on Wednesday as rescuers struggled to reach the hardest-hit areas in Papua New Guinea’s remote, mountainous highlands. The magnitude 7.5 quake rocked the rugged Southern Highlands province some […]

At least 14 dead in Papua New Guinea quake; ExxonMobil shuts LNG plant

By Sonali Paul and Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Feb 27 : Up to 14 people were killed in landslides and by collapsed buildings during a powerful earthquake in the remote Papua New Guinea highlands, police and a hospital worker said on Tuesday, with unconfirmed reports of up to 30 people killed. The 7.5 magnitude quake that […]