DASMARIÑAS CITY, Cavite – One person died, three were hurt, while seven remain missing after a suspended steel bridge in Sitio Talisayan, Barangay Sampaloc IV collapsed Tuesday night, July 26.
Barangay Information Officer April Rose Movido told the Manila Bulletin that as of 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, three victims have sustained minor injuries while six to seven persons remain missing.
The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office told the Manila Bulletin that rescue operations are still ongoing as of 8:00 a.m. but refrained from providing an official victim count.
Movido said that the bridge, locally known as "Tulay na Luma" or "Tulay na Hapon," has long been closed to the public as it is very old.
However, some residents, particularly the youth, often hang out on the bridge despite its compromised structural integrity.