Flooding destroys villages in Papua New Guinea

10:13 am on 2 February 2018

More than five villages have been destroyed by heavy flooding as rain continues to fall in Papua New Guinea's southern region.

Flooding in Papua New Guinea's southern region.

Flooding in Papua New Guinea's southern region. Photo: Supplied/ Melvin Levongo

Several rivers burst their banks in the Gulf and Central provinces and the Malalua, Bereina and Meckeo districts have been particularly affected.

Our correspondent Melvin Levongo reported flooding also brought traffic between Port Moresby, Kerema and other districts to a standstill yesterday with commuters waiting hours for flooding to go down.

Flooding in Papua New Guinea's southern region.

Photo: Supplied/ Melvin Levongo

Mr Levongo said some members of the public have voiced disappointment in how the PNG disaster authorities responded to the flooding.

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