Death toll rises to 31 in PNG quake as weather and damage hamper relief effort

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Published on 01 Mar 2018 View Original

by Reuters
Thursday, 1 March 2018 07:46 GMT

SYDNEY, March 1 (Reuters) - The death toll from the strongest earthquake to strike Papua New Guinea's rugged interior in almost a century has climbed to 31 and would probably rise further, officials said on Thursday, as damage to roads, runways and phone lines slowed relief efforts.

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