East Java Regional Police Chief Inspector General, Pol. Nico Afinta, dispatched a number of teams to assist in handling the impact of the eruption of Mount Semeru in Lumajang Regency, especially the K-9 team, which was already at the location to assist in the search for victims.
The East Java Police have also sent a team of doctors, a disaster victim investigation (DVI) team, a soup kitchen team, and clean water. “Police have also deployed equipment and vehicles related to the natural disaster eruption. Among them: search and rescue cars, field kitchen cars, repeater cars, water treatment cars, ambulances. Furthermore, one helicopter has also been sent and is ready to operate at the disaster site, “explained the Head of Regional Police on Monday (6/12/21).
The Inspector General, Pol. Nico Afinta, explained that the natural disaster that befell the residents of Lumajang was also felt by the entire community of East Java, and even Indonesia. Therefore, the Regional Police Chief will maximize all East Java Regional Police personnel to assist in disaster management.
All elements of the best strength of the National Police are deployed to help residents who are victims of the Mount Semeru eruption. We maximize all facilities and infrastructure to ease the burden on the community, “explained the Regional Police Chief.
The Two-Star General added that Team K-9 continues to search for victims who have not been found. The search, he said, was stopped yesterday afternoon due to rain. “The brimob team is now being assisted by the K-9 team, and they are still looking for other victims,” said the Regional Police Chief.