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Bougainville families homeless after villagers clash

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Papua New Guinea (riverbendnelligen.com)
Papua New Guinea (riverbendnelligen.com)

Jayapura, 27/12 (Jubi/RadioNZ) – More than 20 families are receiving emergency help after more than 90 houses were burnt down and crops destroyed at Sing village in Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville last Friday.

New Dawn FM reports the houses were burnt down in retaliation after a man from the Solos area of Peit constituency on Buka Island was killed, allegedly by a youth from nearby Sing village.

The Post Courier says the 3 houses that were not torched had all their possessions taken.

It also reports that the arsonists mistakenly destroyed coconut plantations owned by relatives of the dead man.

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