Based on information obtained from the Chairman of the Synod GKPM Mentawai Islands, P Simanjuntak, the tsunami disaster destroyed all existing housing in the village.
"The tsunami waves reached as high as seven meters. All the houses in the village was destroyed, nothing left. The people who survived, now in desperate need of help," said Simanjuntak on Wednesday (27/10/2010).
Traces of tsunami waves, said Simanjuntak, can be seen on the trunks of coconut trees on the shore. Hamlet is located only about 150 meters from the beach, so that citizens, who become victims quite a lot, reached 58 people, and dozens more missing. While the survivors, who numbered about 80 people, took refuge in huts with no walls.
"Now those who survived survived in three huts with no walls in their fields. Those who survived it, teenage boys aged responsibilities, and young fathers. Many of them are injured, but has not received medical assistance," said Simanjuntak.
Simanjuntak said he visited the village on Tuesday (26/10/2010) afternoon and left the site late afternoon. According to him, there are four other hamlets whose condition is the same damage with Muntei. Many victims and survivors have not received help.
7.2 magnitude earthquakes struck the Mentawai at 21:40 pm, Monday (25/10). The earthquake caused the tsunami in the Mentawai region. Reach 3 meters high waves that swept the region on the coastline. Victims are likely to continue to grow.