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Port Moresby hospital boss says he’s not aware of any fatal gunshot wounds

The CEO of Port Moresby General Hospital says he’s not aware of any deaths from Wednesday’s violent protest in Papua New Guinea.

Grant Muddle told Tom Elliott his hospital had treated eight patients who presented with gunshot wounds after police reportedly fired into a crowd of student protesters.

There have been reports as many as four people died.

But Mr Muddle, who has spoken with other medical centres, said that wasn’t the case.

‘We have had zero dead on arrival,’ Mr Muddle said on 3AW Drive.

‘We have had zero deaths of any treated patient at the hospital

‘We have had eight gunshot wounds, two have already been discharged.

‘The other six are being treated ? none are critical.’

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