Southern Highlands Governor William Powi

Papua New Guinea quake death toll at 55 as aftershock hits

WELLINGTON, New Zealand /March 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A powerful earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea last week has left at least 55 people dead and authorities fear the toll could exceed 100, as survivors faced more shaking early Wednesday from the strongest aftershock so far. Southern Highlands Governor William Powi said people were feeling traumatized … Continue reading Papua New Guinea quake death toll at 55 as aftershock hits

Papua New Guinea quake killed at least 15, governor says

WELLINGTON, New Zealand/February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  A powerful earthquake two days ago killed at least 15 people, injured dozens and disrupted work at mines, coffee plantations and oil fields in a remote Papua New Guinea region, the local governor said Wednesday. His comments were the first confirmation of deaths from a high-ranking official after … Continue reading Papua New Guinea quake killed at least 15, governor says