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More than thirty dead in earthquake in Papua New Guinea

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In Papua New Guinea are more than thirty people, where four of the children, to life come by an earthquake with a strength of 7.6, as have local media Tuesday message.

The quake struck Monday morning (local time) the not very densely populated provinces of Hela and Southern Highlands, about 560 kilometers northwest of Port Moresby, and cut off transport and communication links.

In Mendi, the capital of the Southern Highlands, attacked at least thirteen fatalities. Eighteen victims were counted in the regions Kutubu and Bosave, according to the Post Courier that a provincial responsible quotes. There would also be more than 300 wounded.

According to a priest in Papua New Guinea Today, there are also four children among the dead. A fifth child would still be together with his parents under the rubble.

No balance is already officially. There have already been aftershocks with a strength of up to 5.5 measured.

Earthquakes are frequent in Papua New Guinea, which is situated in the ‘vuurriem’ of the Pacific Ocean where the tectonic plates are touching each other, a source of earthquakes and volcanic activity.

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