Bridge damaged and houses washed away in Oro

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By Sharlyne Eri – EMTV News, Lae

Heavy rains in Oro Province on Monday night, has left a bridge partly damaged.

The Oro Provincial Disaster Office confirmed that the damaged Aijo Bridge, in the Ijivitari District is posing a threat to travelers. Three houses in Bangoho Village were also washed away by floods, and some houses in Kikiri have also been affected.

The disaster office has not reported any fatal casualties.

Sharlyne Eri

Graduated from UPNG in 2015 with a Degree in Literature and English Communication. She started with The National Newspaper in 2016 as a News Reporter and then was moved up to a Sub Editor, the following year (2017). She is among four trainee journalists at EMTV. Television is quite different from print media, however, she is determined take on the challenge. Her passion lies in reporting on issues concerning health and children.

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