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Papua New Guinea

24 December 1999

Sydney Morning Herald

A spectacular bank raid highlights what ails Papua New Guinea, writes Bernard Lagan in Port Moresby. Death comes quickly and cheaply in Port Moresby. So cheaply that this week the General Hospital morgue, overloaded with 118 unclaimed bodies, made a last pre-Christmas appeal for relatives to come and claim their dead, otherwise the corpses would be buried in a mass grave. Those who saw Jonathan Davies savagely beaten by police until he fell — he died soon after in... (

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