7 Jan 2004

Rise in tribal fighting death toll in PNG's Enga province

9:30 am on 7 January 2004

The death toll in the tribal fight in Enga province in Papua New Guinea has risen to fifteen.

The police say they can see no end to the warfare that has been going on for a month.

The fight between the Lipin and Sandak clans is raging in the Wabag district of the province.

Provincial Police commander, Senior Inspector Thomas Korhan, said police and government officials have been able to convince neighbouring tribes not to join