A young woman died at her Five Mile home in the nations capital, Port Moresby at around 6’o’clock this morning after a tree had fallen on their house following extreme weather conditions experienced in the city and other coastal areas in the country.
The strong gusty winds and the heavy rains that started around 4am this morning caused several destruction around the city including two reports of fallen trees on houses, in Korobosea and Five Mile area.
St John Ambulance Services received emergency calls and rushed to the two locations in time and managed to rescue two people that were trapped in their houses with serious injuries and had them transported to Port Moresby General Hospital.
A third person from the Five Mile area died as a result of the accident despite the St John’s crew giving her the CPR.
CEO for St John Matt Cannon said the unpredictable weather experienced around the city calls for necessary precaution from the general public at this time.
“Just a reminder to everyone, stay well away from fallen power lines”
“Do not swim in rivers because they can be toxic and the currents are very strong, you could be injured”
Mr Cannon also encouraged people to get rid of debris and trees that may pose as threats during this weather.
“We also want to remind people to utilise the calm period of the storm to clear up all the debris around the house”
“Make sure to attend to those trees that may fall before it occurs”
The St John Ambulance Services will be on standby throughout the day for any emergency calls, however due to the road conditions the ambulances might take a while to arrive at the destination.
“We will be available throughout the day but with the current road condition and the localised flooding due to the weather, this is hampering our responses to some areas “
“So we are using our four wheel drive ambulances to reach as much places possible in NCD and Central province”
ST JOHN Hotline number: 111