As per the request from the East Sepik Governor Allan Bird to East Sepik Provincial Police to assess and provide a damage report on the situation in the areas affected by the earthquake, East Sepik Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent Chris Temari has advised that today he, along with officers from the Provincial Disaster Office and other stakeholders will be travelling to the Chambri lakes to find out the extent of the damage.
Speaking from Boram Airport, Superintendent Temari stated that on Monday he had gone to visit his Police Station Commanders in various affected areas to determine the damages and establish whether there have been casualties.
The PPC said that he had received reports, but he will be going out to confirm these reports.
“Because of the earthquake, we want to establish the number of lives lost, the destruction and establish which district is most affected.”
“We heading out to the epicenter of the damage, Chambri Lakes to ascertain the damage there.”
He further added on Monday he had received a brief from his men in and around the province.
“The police will be working closely with the Provincial Administration to assess the damage and see how well the Provincial Government can assist.”
According to the provincial police boss, reports that he has on hand state that there have been 6 casualties reported this far.