Mendi dynamite rumour dispelled

This rumour has been dispelled by a reliable source on ground who wishes to remain anonymous, for safety reasons.

The rumour started when a loud bang was heard earlier this week in the direction of the airstrip, which caught the townsfolk off guard.

However, the source confirmed with Loop PNG that the dynamite, which belongs to Carson Pratt Services and Wildcat, was used against the companies.

“One container full of explosives was stolen and a Wildcat branch office at the end of the airstrip was blown up,” it was revealed.

Dynamite decapitates fisherman

According to Central police commander, Laimo Asi, the deceased was on a fishing trip with his friends when they set off illegal faulty dynamite that didn’t explode on time.

The deceased decided to dive into the sea to check after a few minutes just as the dynamite went off; police reported that the body of the deceased drifted up minutes later, missing his head.

PPC Asi said while this is a sad situation, it could have been avoided if the men had not resorted to illegal fishing.