BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan – A portion of the Carlos P. Romulo bridge in Barangay Wawa in this town collapsed on Thursday afternoon, leaving four persons injured but are now in stable condition.
This was confirmed by Bayambang town mayor Mary Clare Judith Phyllis Jose Quiambao in her Facebook post.
"Mayroong dalawang truck na nasangkot sa insidente at agad na na-rescue at isinugod sa ospital ang mga sakay nito. Kasalukuyan ay ligtas na sila (There were two trucks involved in the incident but the drivers and passengers were immediately rescued. They are now in stable condition)," she said.
Pangasinan Police Provincial Office officer-in-charge, Col. Jeff Fanged, identified them as Roger Solomon, driver of the Elf truck; Cesario del Rosario, Solomon's passenger; Richard Pecson, driver of the dump truck; and his passenger, Ronico Yanes.
The two trucks were passing through the bridge when a portion collapsed.
"They were rushed to a nearby hospital," Fanged said.
Investigation and assessment on the bridge are ongoing.
Quiambao said the local government has already coordinated with the Department of Public Works and Highways and other concerned agencies.
She also advised the motorists intending to pass through the bridge going to Camiling town in Tarlac province to take an alternate route.
"We are asking the public to not go near the bridge for their safety. Let us just wait for further announcement regarding the situation," she added. (PNA)