Old Clarin Bridge in Loay, Bohol collapses

By: Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro - CDN Digital | April 27,2022 - 05:45 PM
Loay Bridge

This contributed photo shows the Old Loay/Clarin Bridge that collapsed on Wednesday afternoon, April 27, 2022. via Paul Lauro

(Updated 6:15 p.m.) Cebu City, Philippines—Rescue operations are now ongoing for motorists and other individuals believed to be trapped in cars submerged in th Loboc River in Loay town, Bohol after the Old Clarin Bridge in Loay collapsed on Wednesday afternoon, April 27, 2022

Loay Mayor, Atty. Hilario Ayuban, confirmed to local reporters that the Old Clarin Bridge collapsed past 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Ayuban said various disaster and rescue units, including the local disaster risk reduction and management office and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), are now in the area conducting rescue operations.

PCG Western Bohol station, in a separate interview, said they already rescued seven individuals, who are now being attended to by medics.

Here are more photos from the area:

Lt. Junior Grade Edzel Gonzaga of PCG-Western Bohol said they received the alert at 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday.

Aside personnel from the PCG and the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, those who joined in the rescue operations included the Bureau of Fire Protection, and local fishermen.

But Gonzaga said they are experiencing difficulties in rescuing those believed to be trapped inside vehicles underwater due to the river’s murky waters and its depth.

“The river is around seven to eight meters deep,” said Gonzaga in Cebuano. 

This is a developing story. Please refresh the page for updates

/bmjo

READ MORE:

Cebu marks 2 milestones in history today, Apr. 27

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: bohol, Bohol bridge collapse, Bohol news, bridge collapse, Loay Bohol, Loay bridge collapse, Old Clarin Bridge

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.