Nearly 67 people lost their lives in a massive earthquake that occurred at Papua New Guinea’s remote highlands recently.
The evacuation attempts has been sluggish as rescuers struggle with barren roads and power shortages following the 7.5-magnitude earthquake occurred on February 26 in Papua New Guinea’s remote highlands.
On Monday, the natives of Southern Highlands, Enga, Western and Hela areas witnessed powerful aftershocks.
As per the reports, nearly 17,000 people lost their homes due to the strong earthquake.
Despite of the lot of efforts by rescuers, the people have been facing shortage of food, water in some areas due to destruction of roads.
The Australian and New Zealand defence forces have started giving help while China Red Cross and Beijing have also promised financial assistance, PNG Post-Courier stated.
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill stated recently that the closure of the gas plant would have a great effect on the economy, which is heavily reliant on its natural resources.
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