Dozens feared buried in PNG landslide

Last updated 23:10 24/01/2012

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Dozens of people are feared buried after a massive landslide in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.

The landslide struck this morning near the Nogoli base for an ExxonMobil-led liquefied natural gas plant site, north-west of Port Moresby.

One local said three villages have been covered while another report says only a handful of homes were lost.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported a main road in the area has been cut.

Radio Australia said dozens of people are feared buried, quoting a Tari resident as saying about 40 people are missing.

It also said the land slide stretches about one kilometre and is 300 metres wide.

The company says the landslide is not expected to hinder the A$16 billion (NZ$20.7b) LNG project's completion in 2014.

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- AAP

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