Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Children 'traumatised' as fresh quake in Papua New Guinea kills at least 18, Officials in Pacific Ocean nation says

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake has struck Papua New Guinea - days after a larger quake killed dozens.
Officials in the Pacific Ocean nation said at least 18 people were killed when the aftershock in the country's highlands struck just after midnight on Wednesday.
Last Monday, a 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit the island, with the epicentre just 19 miles (31km) away from the latest tremor.

The area of Hides - described by one official as a "big village with many people" - was feared to be the hardest hit, but it is not yet known whether there have been any casualties there.

The initial quake killed at least 55 people as it flattened villages and triggered landslides. On Tuesday, local media outlets reported this number has risen to 75.

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