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Wigmen to mark respect for lives lost in quake

“It has been a turbulent past 4 weeks for us starting with the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck Hela, Southern Highlands and parts of Enga, Gulf, Western Province and East Sepik where lives have been lost and properties destroyed,” said Wigmen board chairman, Andy Hetra.

Over the weekend, tribal fights escalated in the heart of the provincial capital in Tari, resulting in further loss of lives.

“These are trying time for us, having to represent a province that is torn by natural and manmade disasters.