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Five dead, 1,000 homes destroyed in PNG earthquake

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Locals on a makeshift bridge in the flooded Angriman Village in Angoram District, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea, Monday (25/3/2024). (Photo: AFP/Papua New Guinea Police)

VOInews, Port Moresby: At least five people were killed and an estimated 1,000 homes destroyed when a magnitude 6.9 earthquake rocked flood-stricken northern Papua New Guinea, Governor of East Sepik, Allan Bird said on Monday (25/3/2024) as disaster crews poured into the region. Governor Bird added that emergency crews were "still assessing the impact" from a tremor that "damaged most parts of the province".