A massive landslide on Friday in Papua New Guinea caused widespread destruction claiming many lives. Several people are feared trapped under soil as rescue and relief efforts are underway in the region to save lives | AP

According to the UN migration agency, around 2,000 people were estimated to be buried under the landslide. Reportedly, the toll is likely to rise as the rescue efforts are still on | Reuters

The affected areas are in the highlands of Enga province, in the north of the island nation in the southwest Pacific | AFP

Serhan Aktoprak, head of the International Organization for Migration, said the impact of the landslide was greater than we thought initially | AP

Nearly 4,000 people living in the area were hit by the landslide | AP

According to officials, at least 1,000 people have been displaced as a result of the disaster | Reuters

The landslide happened at around 03:00 local time on Friday when most were asleep | AFP

People are using digging sticks, spades, and large agricultural forks to remove the bodies buried under the soil | Reuters