Swollen river blames the accidental tilting of mobile crane boom that hit the bridge that connects Tabaco City and Malinao.

 

 

Erwìn C. Túmálá       

 

www.philexaminer.com 

 

Tabaco City, [06.08.18] – A huge volume flood waters along Balza River has caused the soil to worn away as flood seeped in to the soil where a construction mobile crane platform gave way and caused the equipment to tilt hitting the bridge, a report said.

Off-Center Boom. Construction crew and DPWH personell clearing the way of a lopsided boom that cut the traffic flow in Balza, Malinao. Photo by Erwìn C. Túmálá.

Off-Center Boom. Construction crew and DPWH personell clearing the way of a lopsided boom that cut the traffic flow in Balza, Malinao. Photo by Erwìn C. Túmálá.

A mobile crane owned by a local contractor suddenly leaned towards the bridge and encroached the center lane of Imperial Bridge in Barangay Balza, Malinao town after the soil shifted away by the flowing current and has caused the traffic flow from Malinao-Tabaco City route to a jam temporarily, Police Chief Inspector Arthur R. Gomez, Chief of Police of Malinao Police Station told the www.philexaminer.com by phone interview.

The traffic jam was fixed shortly after the construction crew and personnel from the local district engineering office responded in clearing the bottleneck, by 9:00 o’ clock in the morning.

No reported damages on the heavy equipment and to the bridge which is undergoing rehabilitation work, a source told www.philexaminer.com.

The volume of water was triggered by the rains brought by the Tropical Depression ‘Domeng,’   that brought monsoon rains in Albay

On Thursday morning residents of Barangay Pantao in Libon, Albay were also disturbed by a waist-deep flod waters due to a heavy downpour on Wednesday night caused by tropical depression.

Residents of this coastal village were affected by the four hours incessant rains causing the suspension of the classes in the elementary level.