MANILA – Construction firm DM Consunji Inc. (DMCI) said it will help owners of the vehicles that were damaged due to fallen debris along Andrews Avenue to file insurance claims.
DMCI said it is conducting a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the incident that happened Monday afternoon. Seven private vehicles were damaged.
The firm said one of its girder launchers, a lifting device, at the Skyway construction project fell and caused debris to fall on the vehicles.
No injuries or casualties were reported in the incident.
“We are conducting clearing operations in the area to make the roads passable to vehicular traffic. We have also sent additional equipment to expedite the clearing of the affected areas. We will coordinate with the owners of the damaged vehicles to facilitate their insurance claims. We regret the inconvenience this incident has caused the motorists in the area,” the construction firm said in a statement.
The incident caused heavy traffic in the area, which is one of the major thoroughfares leading to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
The Manila International Airport Authority advised NAIA passengers to avail of the NAIA Free Shuttle Service to bring them to NAIA Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Passengers coming from the Pasay area or Terminal 3 are advised to proceed to the Circulo del Mundo (Gate 101) area where the bus shall be stationed to pick up passengers.
For those coming from Sucat or Paranaque area, shuttle buses can be found at the Curbside Arrival Level near the Security Building.
In a statement released by Philippine Airlines (PAL), it advised its passengers with scheduled flights tonight to take Roxas Boulevard, then left to MIA Road in going to Terminal 2 of NAIA, due to the closure of Tramo Road and Andrews Avenue.