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30 Jan 2012 description

Updated 31 January 2012: On Tuesday 24 January at 6am there was a large landslide near Hides in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The landslide displaced three million cubic metres of earth that covered an area of 9.5 hectares. At present there is no reliable information on the number of dead or injured.

Australia immediately offered assistance to the PNG Government following the landslide and has been in constant contact with authorities since the incident occurred.