Saturday, March 21, 2009

Breaking news! Fighting in Wau and Hidden Valley grinds to a halt

Fighting between rival Watut and Biangai village in Wau, Morobe province, Papua New Guinea, since yesterday (Friday) has seen a number of people killed, several injured and housing and other property destroyed.

The Hidden Valley gold mine has also grinded to a halt and its workers evacuated as Watut villagers went to the mine site.

Details are still sketchy, however, Bulolo Mobile 15 police commander Michael Tilae confirmed today that two villagers from Biangai had been killed and five men from Watut were nursing gun wounds.

Bulolo MP Sam Basil and Assistant Police Commissioner Giossi Labi are on their way to Wau to meet with leaders of the warring factions.



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