Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rain causes road collapse in Papua New Guinea

TORRENTIAL rain in Papua New Guinea has caused part of the main freeway in the nation's capital to collapse.

The section gave way after Port Moresby was bombarded by a fierce electrical storm and saturated by 83.2 millimetres of rain.

Authorities say there are no reports of injuries.

Measuring the length of about two cars and cutting across four lanes of Spring Garden Road - one of two main links between Port Moresby's central business district and outlying suburbs - the road collapsed late last night.

"It is the nature of the rain," said National Municipal authority Deputy manager for Engineering, Simon Vai.
"It caused the corrugated iron (drains) to collapse."

"We were addressing the issue - it already fell on one side - when it happened." Read More

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