A village in Guinea buried half of its residents alive, and the reason...

2024-05-29 2024-05-29T13:06:43Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
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Weather of Arabia - Papua New Guinea, located in the Pacific Ocean east of Indonesia, announced that more than two thousand people were buried as a result of a landslide that buried a remote village, causing widespread destruction.

The country's National Disaster Response Center stated to the United Nations office in the capital, Port Moresby, that the landslide, which occurred last Friday in the village of Inga in the center of the country, "buried more than two thousand people alive" and led to "massive destruction of buildings and farms, which greatly affected... A major impact on the country's economic artery.

The center explained that the main highway in the region is “completely closed,” and noted that the scale of the disaster requires “immediate and cooperative measures from all parties,” including the army and national and regional authorities.

For its part, the United Nations said on Monday that the unstable soil, remote location and damaged roads are hampering relief efforts. Emergency teams led by personnel from the Ministry of Defense are trying to provide assistance at the disaster site, but the heavy equipment required for rescue has not yet been able to reach the remote area due to the closure of the main road, and the site can only be reached via helicopters.

Video clips on social media, posted by residents of the village and ambulance teams at the site, showed people climbing rocks, uprooted trees and piles of dirt in search of survivors, while the voices of women sobbing could be heard in the background.

Landslide in Guinea

In some places, the landslide rubble, a mixture of rock and dirt that broke away from Mount Mongalo, reached 8 meters high. The disaster displaced about 1,250 people, burying more than 150 homes and leading to the evacuation of another 250.

The population of Inga village is about 4,000 people, and due to its location, it is considered a gathering point for many gold prospectors in the area. Residents of the area attribute the disaster to heavy rains in recent weeks.

According to the World Bank, Papua New Guinea's climate is one of the wettest in the world, with heavy precipitation regularly falling on its humid areas in the high plateaus.

Scientists believe that the variation in precipitation patterns due to climate change increases the risk of landslides in the country.

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Sources:

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