Severe flooding destroys houses in PNG's Morobe

2:55 pm on 28 October 2016

Relief supplies are being deployed to areas of Papua New Guinea's Morobe Province after heavy rains triggered flooding and landslides.

Heavy rain in PNG

Seven people in Morobe province are understood to have been killed after heavy rain caused floods and landslides. Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades

The provincial governor, Kelly Naru, said more than 20 houses on Lababia Island were washed away by two nights of heavy rain and water supplies have been contaminated.

Bridges, roads and other infrastructure have been destroyed he said.

Mr Naru, who has toured the affected area, told EMTV that repairs are likely to cost more than $US1.5 million.

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