'Mina' destroys 3 bridges in Cagayan


Posted at Aug 27 2011 08:54 AM | Updated as of Aug 28 2011 02:29 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Three bridges in Cagayan province collapsed due to the onslaught of typhoon Mina.

According to Executive Director Benito Ramos of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, the bridges are located in Peñablanca and Baggao.

“Sa Peñablanca, Cagayan yung Tawi bridge at 2 sa Baggao, Cagayan--Abusad bridge at Bacunod bridge,” said Ramos in an interview with radio dzMM.

Ramos said no vehicles were damaged in the incident.

“Walang nag-byahe at hindi na-tyambahan nang bumagsak ang tulay na ito,” he said.
He added that they have yet to see the extent of the damage on the bridges.

“Hindi natin makita ngayon dahil ang tubig lampas doon sa tulay. Hindi pa makumpuni dahil rumaragasa pa ang tubig,” said Ramos.

Ramos earlier assured that areas in Cagayan which are expected to be affected by the typhoon are well prepared.

“Handang handa na kahapon pa dahil na-warningan na,” he said, adding that rescue teams from the Army, Coast Guard and police, as well as personnel from the social welfare and development, are likewise on standby to assist residents.

“Mayroon na tayong mga voluntary evacuation kahapon pa,” he said.