Update of police relief efforts

Major relief efforts are now underway with police following the major earthquake that struck Hela and the Southern Highlands Provinces.

According to Assistant Commissioner of Police, and Commander Highlands Western End, Kaiglo Ambane, police have set up two Relief Operations Command Centre.

The centers are located in Tari at the Curtain Brothers Camp site and the other one in Mendi.

In terms of security, one PNGDF Platoon with two Sections of MS10 are on the ground in Mendi with other Police Units throughout the province are assisting.

Security personnel in Hela include 45 PNGDF personnel, 17 Correctional Services officers and local police personnel in the province.

Commander Ambane said an additional Mobile Squad team is required in the Hela province adding that the Provincial Administrator is seeking approval from the National Disaster Office for funding before engaging the squad.

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