A powerful earthquake two days ago killed at least 15 people, injured dozens and brought work to a halt at four oil and gas fields in a remote Papua New Guinea region.
The prime minister of the Pacific nation has declared a nine-month state of emergency. An armed mob had torched a passenger plane and set fire to a local governor's house days earlier.
The tremor struck one month after a stronger quake killed over 100 people in the South Pacific nation. It could take days to assess damage and casualties due to the remote and mountainous terrain of the country.
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.
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.
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