After the strongest earthquake to hit the country in nearly four decades, more than 200 people have been confirmed dead. The government has declared a state of emergency as rescue workers search feverishly for victims and survivors.
Strong aftershocks have rocked Papua New Guinea's highlands, with rescue crews struggling to reach remote villages. The Red Cross has said 67 people were killed in last week's initial quake.
The death toll for Monday's earthquake in Papua New Guinea stands at 15 as rescuers struggle to reach the hardest-hit mountainous highlands. It is expected to rise as rescuers reach more remote areas.
The prospect of finding any more survivors, more than three days after the earthquake struck, are slim. But rescuers are diligently continuing the search.
A deadly 6.4 magnitude quake has devastated the eastern city of Hualien. Rescuers are searching for at least 60 people who are still missing, while more than 250 people have been injured, some critically.
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