2 survive, 2 dead in Davao City bridge construction collapse | Inquirer News

2 survive, 2 dead in Davao City bridge construction collapse

/ 07:28 AM July 25, 2023

2 survivors, 2 dead as bridge under construction collapses in Davao City

The steel bridge collapsed on Monday, July 24, 2023, burying several workers under the rubble. (Photo from the Davao City Police Office)


DAVAO CITY, Davao del Sur, Philippines — Two workers were reported dead and two survivors were injured while retrieval operations continued for three more workers buried in the rubble of a bridge under construction that collapsed in Barangay Malamba, Marilog District here at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, according to the Davao City Police Office (DCPO)


Ten workers of Bojus Sun (not Bohusan as earlier reported) Builders & Supply Corp. were installing a side panel of the bridge using a boom truck when the structure collapsed, burying the seven workers.


Dario Dispo, 42, a resident of Catalunan Grande who worked as a foreman, said the boom truck was positioned at the center of the bridge and that the bridge, which was about 18 meters (60 feet) above a river had collapsed on top of the seven workers into the river.

Among those who died were Jay Bangonan, 22, a mason, and Rolando Abing, 40, married, a laborer and resident of Sitio Kibakak, Barangay Malamba.

Police immediately rushed to Kibalang Hospital the injured — Meljay Bero, 29, a laborer and resident of Monkayo, Davao de Oro, and Jonathan Dispo, 38, a mason and resident of Catalunan Grande here.

The retrieval operation, led by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), is still in progress for  three workers — Cris Napao, 44, a mason and resident of Balusong, Matina;  Jimboy Liga, 28, a boom truck operator and resident of Catalunan Grande; and Elmer Sayson, 44, a resident of Banay-Banay, Davao Oriental.

Davao City collapsed bridge workers

Construction workers at the edge of the site where the bridge was under construction. (Photo from the Davao City Police Office)

Davao City collapsed bridge survivor

One of the workers who survived the bridge collapse. (Photo from the Davao City Police Office)


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