Sext causes tribal war

Friday, January 29, 2010

Only in Papua New Guinea:
Two people are dead after a pornographic text message sparked tribal violence in Papua New Guinea's southern highlands.

The violence flared on Saturday when a young man from the Tapo clan in Tari sent a pornographic text message to a woman in the Pipi clan.

The girl was offended and showed the image to her brother, who gathered his clansmen and attacked the Tapos with home-made guns, bush knives and bows and arrows.

One man was killed in the clash and Superintendent Jimmy Onopia says another man was pulled from a bus and killed with an axe yesterday.
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2 comentarii:

Anonymous said...

They have the ability to send text messages, but use homemade guns and axes? That country is so fucked up.

Anonymous said...

@anonymous, cell phone networks are much cheaper and more reliable than copper wire switched networks. basically all the developing countries skip the phone wires and go straight to cell phones when they modernize. I once watched an angolen woman get a text saying which village market she should take her veggies to that day in order to get best price.

It's a strange world.

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