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More than 2,000 believed buried alive in Papua New Guinea landslide, government says

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Melbourne, Australia — The Papua New Guinea government said a landslide Friday is believed to have buried more than 2,000 people alive. It formally asked for international help.

The government figure is around three times more than a United Nations’ estimate of 670.

The remains of only six people had been recovered so far. 

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 People gather at the site of a landslide in Papua New Guinea’s Enga Province on May 24, 2024.

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A once-bustling village in Enga province was almost wiped out when a piece of Mount Mungalo collapsed early Friday morning, burying homes and the people sleeping inside.

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