PORT MORESBY, May 26, 2009 (AFP) - Up
to 19 people were buried alive when heavy rains triggered a landslide in
remote Papua New Guinea, a report said Tuesday.
Women and children were believed to be
among those buried in the collapse, which hit Zongefifi village in Morobe
province, on PNG's northwestern coast, in the early hours of Sunday morning,
Australian Associated Press reported.
A youth from a nearby village walked
for hours to alert authorities to the landslide, which reportedly buried
the entire village, AAP said.
Heavy rains, floods and thick cloud prevented