Mount Porol

Huge landslide in Chimbu leaves 400 families homeless

The 5.9km landslide has affected many families whose livelihood depend on food crops grown within the proximity of the disaster site.

Mt Porol experienced its worst landslide in 2010 in which the magnitude of the devastation extended 9km downward towards Warasimbu, causing widespread destruction of homes, food gardens, fish-ponds, coffee gardens and other cash crops.

The magnitude of the disaster was assessed by the Provincial Disaster Office. The assessment was reportedly valued at K104 million.