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Papua New Guinea: Landslide: 2003/08/01 Country Information on DRR

Period 2003/08/01
Country or District Papua New Guinea
Event Type Landslide
Outline Heavy rain in late July caused extensive flooding in the 5 villages of Wards 17 and 18 of the Konos Local Level Government in New Ireland Province. On Friday, 1 August, landslides caused by the flood blocked sections of the only road into the area. The floods also washed away 10 traditional houses, 1 church, and 1 bridge on the road. The landslides and floods affected more than 600 people.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No.1 2003/08/09
Affected: more than 600 people
(mainly in the villages of Kuluan, Kanamaradan, and Mesi)

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OCHA Situation Report No.1 2003/08/09
There were no deaths or injuries, but extensive damage has been caused to local food gardens and cash crops.

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