From these, the newsroom has gathered that fresh water and food supply is currently an immediate need.
So far, two children and an old woman from Mapuli village in the Komo-Margarima LLG of Hela Province, passed away yesterday, believed to be from starvation.
This is according to local woman Akili Kapiako.
Kapiako’s father had a nail embedded in his head during the earthquake, however he is stable now at the Tari hospital.
Other than that, she says locals have been without food and fresh water for three days now.