Long recovery ahead for PNG

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Papua New Guinea is facing a long road to recovery after a 7.5 earthquake hit the nation’s rugged highlands on February 26, with the death toll believed to have climbed to more than 100. PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill flew over the worst-hit areas on Wednesday, and said that there will be “no quick fix”. Australia and New Zealand sent more helicopters and planes to help deliver food, water and medicine to the remote places in Hela province. Aid agencies have been scrambling to reach villages stranded by landslides and collapsed roads.

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