(Updated) Papua New Guinea – 10 Dead After Landslide in Western Highlands

Update, 25 March 2020:

Following the landslide in Western Highlands, further heavy rain has caused flooding in Papua New Guinea, this time in the neighbouring province of Chimbu.

Local media said that more than 700 people have been displaced after floods destroyed their homes and gardens in Miunde village, Kerowagi, Chimbu. The affected homes are close to the banks of the Waghi River.

Original report, 22 March 2020:

Heavy rainfall in Papua New Guinea triggered a landslide which has left at least 10 people dead and 2 still missing.

The landslide struck in the early hours of 21 March in the Tambul-Nebilyer district of Western Highlands Province. Local media reported that as many as 13 homes were buried or damaged by the landslide. Around 1,400 people live in the affected area.