At least three workers died and 17 others were injured when a six-story building under construction collapsed just outside Bangkok, police said Monday, as rescuers searched for an unknown number of missing people.
By Julliane Love De Jesus
Several substandard construction materials, some sold to “Yolanda”-ravaged areas and worth about P40 million, were seized by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) on Wednesday inside a Cavite province warehouse.
Police in southern India detained five construction company officials Sunday as rescuers using gas cutters and shovels searched for dozens of workers believed buried in the rubble of a building that collapsed during monsoon rains. It was one of two weekend building collapses that killed at least 26 people.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Iloilo has been experiencing a shortage of cement amid massive ongoing public works and real estate projects.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Eastern Visayas, which was ravaged by supertyphoon “Yolanda” in November 2013, will receive only P6.91 billion for infrastructure projects this year, according to a Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) report posted on the agency’s website.