Supplies delivered to Western, SHP

Over 1,500 people gathered at Huiya village, along the border of Western and Southern Highlands Province yesterday to receive relief supplies delivered by the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF).

This newsroom received unconfirmed reports that an estimated 13 people were killed at Huiya village while some have been unaccounted for.

Project Officer of the North Fly District, Larry Franklin, who is involved in the disaster relief operation, told this newsroom neighbouring villagers fled into Huiya and Dodomona since disaster struck.

He said there are about 1,200 people currently at Dodomona village.

Food and water was running out until today when the MAF delivered much-needed relief supplies to Huiya.

Meanwhile, additional supplies worth K150,000 will be airlifted to more affected areas tomorrow.

(Pictures supplied by Larry Franklin) 

Sally Pokiton