Heavy rain destroys village in Salamaua

Hundreds are homeless and food gardens destroyed at Lababia village in the Salamaua local level government in Morobe Province following continuous rain last week.

Salamaua LLG councillor Semi Wenis who assisted in evacuating his people to the main village is now in Lae to seek help from appropriate authorities.

He said since Friday, villagers have been affected by the disaster.

The primary school is under water  and classes have been suspended.

The area is known for the Kamiali conservation and it is also affected.

Cr Wenis said while villagers have been moved to  higher  grounds it is still not safe because of heavy rains still experienced in most parts of the province.

He is now appealing to relevant authorities to step in and help his people.

Wenis is concerned the situation has affected school students from Lababia Primary School.


Wendy Katusele