20 July 1998
Papua New Guinea tidal wave
kills subsistence farmers

MORE than 1,000 people are feared dead after at least three tidal waves hit Papua New Guineas remote north coast on Friday night.

Most people in the afflicted villages live off subsistence farming. The countrys four million people are largely dependent on agriculture and mining.

  • The Daily Telegraph 20/07/98 page 11
  • The Times 20/07/98 page 1, page 11
  • The Guardian 20/07/98 page 2
  • The Independent 20/07/98 page 1, page 12