Bodies recovered

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By Theckla Gunga – EMTV News, Port Moresby 

The bodies of the three children who were reported missing after their boat capsized in Manus province have been found.

One is a 17-year-old, and the other two; a six-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl.

They were on-board a 23-foot banana boat that left Lorengau last Thursday for a burial on one of the outer islands. The boat was carrying 30 passengers, five of whom were children.

Manus police reported that strong winds and high waves forced the overcrowded boat to capsize just near Pityluh Island.

Police say the passengers were drifting for at least one and a half hour before there were recused. Unfortunately for the three that died, their bodies were washed away by strong currents.

Theckla Gunga

graduated with an Arts Degree from the University of Papua New Guinea, with majors in Journalism and Public Relations. Her passion in news gathering lies in reporting on Crime and Court stories. She is into her third year reporting with EMTV and loves the challenge of being in a once male dominated field.

Theckla Gunga

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