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Nearly 4,000 passengers stranded in Bicol; Matnog port queue stretches to 1 km

By: - Correspondent / @RAOstriaINQ
/ 07:52 PM December 27, 2018

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LEGAZPI CITY — Stranded passengers in the Bicol region reached 3,839 on Thursday due to Tropical Depression “Usman,” which is expected to make landfall over Eastern Samar on Friday afternoon.

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Raden Dimaano, chief of the Sorsogon Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said that the queue of trucks and buses outside Matnog port has reached up to 1 kilometer as of 7 p.m.

Most of the stranded passengers are in Matnog, with 3,398 passengers staying at the port. The other passengers are in Pasacao in Camarines Sur (156); Pilar (220) and Bulan (45) in Sorsogon; Virac (14) and San Andres (6); and Pio Duran (390) in Albay.

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Meanwhile, 163 rolling cargoes and 173 vehicles were prevented from sailing on Thursday./ee

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