Guo landslide 2017

Landslip area concerning for travelers

Martin Kombre, who lives in Kundiawa but travels to Kerowaghi daily, says the soil, which has broken away, remains fragile and shaky.

He says while travelers are crossing the landslip, the fragile soil gives way, forcing them to panic and run across the slipping mud.

Many have no choice but to take the risk, with no major incidents reported so far.

On the other hand, the situation has landowners and locals in the area laughing all the way to the bank as they have begun charging tolls on individuals and their cargo, as well as performing carrier services.

LOs cashing in on landslide

Travelers determined to pass the landslip area are being charged a toll of K2 per individual.

CEO of Kombre and Associates Lawyers, Martin Kombre, who passed through the landslip area over the last couple of days, tells Loop PNG that apart from the toll, there are also other fees for cargo as well as carriers.