Cracks found in some public schools in Tacloban City


Posted at Jul 11 2017 06:00 PM | Updated as of Jul 11 2017 11:15 PM

Cracks were found in several public schools in Tacloban City, days after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the province. 

During an infrastructure inspection, government engineers found cracks in some public schools, according to a report by the Tacloban City Schools Division. The school buildings however remain safe to use, as the cracks were only reportedly minor. 

City Engineer Dionisio de Paz, who was ordered by Mayor Cristina Romualdez to inspect three schools in the city, said a school building in San Jose Elementary and in Marasbaras National High School had line cracks on old concrete walls, which can still be repaired.

Classes in Tacloban City will resume Wednesday.

The damage to buildings were seen after a magnitude 5.8 aftershock hit Leyte Monday. 

Classes in elementary and high school have since been suspended.