Lithuanian ForMin extends condolences over deadly landslide in Papua New Guinea

  • 2024-05-27
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuania's Foreign Ministry on Monday extended its condolences over a devastating landslide in Papua New Guinea that buried more than 2,000 people alive.

"Our deepest condolences to the people of Papua New Guinea following the devastating landslide. We wish strength to the rescue services in their search efforts and swift and successful recovery for all those affected," the ministry posted on X.

AFP reports that more than 2,000 people are feared buried in the landslide that destroyed a remote highland village, the government said Monday, as Papua New Guinea pleaded for international help in the rescue effort.

Papua New Guinea has one of the wettest climates in the world, and research has found shifting rainfall patterns linked to climate change could exacerbate the risk of landslides.