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(UPDATE) Floods hit Koronadal City, bridge collapses 3 die

Local News • 17:30 PM Wed Jun 24, 2015
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Edwin Fernandez and Mark Jamillo, Radyo Bida Koronadal
Commuters and onlookers watch helplessly portion of Barangay Concepcion bridge in Koronadal City. (Photo by Al Saludo-DXOM-AM)

KORONADAL CITY – An overnight light to moderate down pour led to floods thatsubmerged at least three
villages here, damaging one major bridge and threatening other bridges and suspension of classes Wednesday, officials
said.Tupi Mayor Reynaldo Tamayo toldDXOM-AM Radyo Bida Koronadal that three persons were confirmed dead in Barangay BUnao and another in Barangay Lunen, Tupiin separate landslide incidentsdue to heavy downpour.Mayor Peter Miguel
announced the suspension as rain continued Wednesday morning while public works
workers rushed to affected bridges.

Classes in
all levels in the city are suspended, wait for further announcement,” Miguel
told teachers and students.

Miguel said the
road leading to Barangay Concepcion was cut after a major bridge collapsed dawn
Wednesday as the Concepcion river overflowed.

At past 1
a.m. Tuesday, a tricycle driven by Mr. Mangesel, fell as the Concepcion bridge
collapsed while the vehicle was passing through.

Responding
villagers rescued Mangisel and rushed him to the provincial hospital.

Miguel At
least 1,000 families have been affected by the calamity. Low lying villages in towns around the city
were also flooded.

In nearby
Banga town, at least 700 families were affected in four villages, houses along were
destroyed.

South Cotabato
Gov. Daisy Avance Fuentes said the overnight rain also flooded low lying
villages of the towns of Banga, Norala and Tupi.Miguel said alsoaffected and temporarily closed for commuters were Barangay Nambama bridge and Barangay Barrio Dos.

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