LOOK: ‘Waterfall’ from BGC building during quake


Posted at Apr 22 2019 09:05 PM | Updated as of Apr 22 2019 10:42 PM

MANILA — (UPDATED) A building in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig appeared to be the source of a “waterfall” during the 6.1-magnitude earthquake felt in parts of Luzon on Monday afternoon.

Clips circulating on social media show the 48-storey corporate tower appearing to spill large amounts of water during the quake.

A view from an office, reportedly inside the building, also shows employees panicking at the sight of the large spill, prompting their evacuation.

In a statement, The Net Group said that due to the quake, “an external fiberglass roofdeck water tank provided by a professional third party at Net Park ruptured.” 

“This caused water to cascade over the side of the building. The water was absorbed by the green roofs located on the 8F. The flow of water was immediately contained within 10 minutes,” the statement, posted on its official Facebook page, added.

“Across The Net Group portfolio of 7 buildings in the Bonifacio Global City, there are no other damages, structural impact, or injuries reported at this time,” it said.

BGC, a financial and lifestyle district with dozens of high-rise buildings, saw hundreds of employees and residents evacuating towards open ground during and after the quake.

Images of debris falling from a construction site, as well as cracks on affected buildings were also reported on social media.