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Old bridge collapses in La Carlota, Negros Occ.; 1 injured

/ 06:16 PM December 04, 2021

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines—A worker was injured when a steel bridge being demolished in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, collapsed at about 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3.

Jomer Savilla, 39, of Valenzuela, Metro Manila, sustained head and leg injuries.

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The bridge, which connects barangays Nagasi and Cubay in La Carlota City, has not been used for about 20 years and was being demolished by a contractor of the Department of  Public Works and Highways, said Mayor Rex Jalando-on.

“The old bridge was being demolished so it would not pose a danger,” he said.  /ra

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