4 hurt as bridge collapses in Pangasinan

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 22, 2017

By: Gabriel Cardinoza, Inquirer Northern Luzon, Feb 22, 2017

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Four workers were hurt when an old bridge being demolished here collapsed on Tuesday (Feb. 21).

Vivencio Conise, 57; Kenneth Castro, 21; Roberto Llanillo, 38; and Bartolome Aqui, 48, were dismantling the steel trusses of the old San Jose Bridge when it fell apart. The bridge spans the Basing River in Barangay Baay here, and is being torn down because a new bridge has been constructed there.

The workers’ harnesses prevented their fall into the river. But a crane, which was on the bridge, also went down the river.

The victims were taken to the Lingayen District Hospital for treatment. SFM

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