7 Dec 2008

Search for survivors of PNG mud slide

6:51 am on 7 December 2008

An Australian search team is looking for survivors in a remote part of the Papua New Guinea highlands after a mud slide hit a mining exploration site, killing at least 10 people.

The ABC reports the mud slide happened on Thursday night when heavy rain caused a hilltop above a Barrick Gold mining exploration site to give way.

A wall of mud hit the accommodation block, killing at least 10 people.

A search team from Queensland, including two sniffer dogs, arrived in PNG on Saturday afternoon.