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Papua New Guinea: Streets overrun by looters in Port Moresby

At least eight people have died after major rioting and unrest hit Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby.

Shops and cars were set on fire and supermarkets looted after police went on strike over a pay dispute.

The absence of police on Wednesday encouraged people from the city’s outskirts to ransack shops and cause wider destruction, locals told the BBC.

It follows wider tensions in the country over rising costs and high unemployment.

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