4 killed, 15 rescued as bridge in Bohol collapses
Updated @ 10:33 p.m., April 27, 2022
LOAY, Bohol — Four persons died while 15 others were rescued when an old bridge in Loay town, Bohol collapsed on Wednesday afternoon, April 27.
“It’s a sad day for Loay and Bohol,” said Loay Mayor Hilario Ayuban Jr. who was at the area to supervise the search and retrieval operation.
Ayuban said he could not give any assessment yet as to why the bridge collapsed.
“It’s maybe due to old age,” he said.
Capt. Geronimo Conarco, chief of the Loay Police Station, said several vehicles fell into the river when the old bridge collapsed.
The bridge, which was damaged during the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in 2013, passes over the famous Loboc River, one of the two navigable rivers of Bohol.
A new bridge worth P465 million was constructed beside the old bridge and is expected to be completed within the year.
— With reports from and Jhunnex Napallacan and Nestle Semilla
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