Four uni students shot dead in PNG protest

Four people were killed and seven injured when police shot at protesting university students in Papua New Guinea's capital Port Moresby, the country's Parliament has been told.

The protesting students attempted to march from the University of Papua New Guinea to Parliament this morning, but police stopped them leaving the campus.

The students said police fired shots directly into the crowd when the students would not let them arrest the president of the student council.

Witnesses said officers then began attacking protesters, punching and kicking them.

Police are yet to issue a statement about the incident.

Port Moresby General Hospital said 10 students had been admitted.

Student Gerald Peni told the ABC a number of people were injured and some might have died.

"They fired shots, they fired shots directly at the crowd. They fired tear gases, I was right in front. And many of the students they fell, they got injured, we don't know how many casualties we may have at the moment," he said.

More on this at ABC News


Outback blast: State targets truckies in $500k claim

Premium Content Outback blast: State targets truckies in $500k claim

The owner of a road train involved in a fiery crash that triggered the largest...

Chinchilla Archery club donation hits bullseye

Premium Content Chinchilla Archery club donation hits bullseye

THE Chinchilla Archery Club has recived a much needed funding boost. FULL DETAILS:...

FIRE BAN: Open fires to be prohibited in southwest

FIRE BAN: Open fires to be prohibited in southwest

CURRENT and upcoming fire conditions have prompted Queensland Fire and Emergency...