(UPDATE) 5 workers die in Cebu mall collapse


Posted at Apr 07 2010 08:18 AM | Updated as of Apr 08 2010 05:57 AM




MANILA, Philippines - Five construction workers were killed and 6 others were injured after parts of a new mall in Cebu City collapsed before dawn Wednesday.

An initial report said the roof beam and the fire wall of the Gaisano Capital mall in Barangay Tisa collapsed around 1 a.m.

Police said the fatalities and the injured victims were workers of CYC Construction. They said there were at least 27 workers inside the mall at the time of the collapse.

Three of the fatalities were identified as siblings Diony and Christian Delan and a certain Teodulfo, residents of Carmen town. – Reports from Ramil Ayuman and Rico Lucena, ABS-CBN Cebu