No national roads/bridges damaged in Sarangani quake

MANILA-- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said there were no national roads/bridges in the municipality of Sarangani that were damaged after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Occidental province early dawn on Saturday.

According to the Situational Report by District Engineer Jonathan Bantug of Sarangani District Engineering Office as of 11:30 a.m, April 29, 2017, "no damages were noted, passable to traffic on national roads/bridges."

On the other hand, Engineer Johny Pagaran found a deck slab damage at the Glan Port in Sarangani Province with crack length measuring at 38.9 meters; depression, 10 to 15 centimeters.

The DPWH has coordinated with local Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management officers as to the damage.

Likewise, damages were also reported at Pacman Village, Brgy. Tango, Galang and cracks were also noted at Glan Municipal hall.

With this, Bantug reported that they were closely monitoring field situation.

The 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck at 4:23 a.m., April 29.

Authorities reported that the quake measured Intensity 5 in the cities of General Santos and Koronadal; Santa Maria, Jose Abad Santos, Don Marcelino, Balot Island, Davao Occidental; Polomolok, Tupi, South Cotabato; Alabel, Malapatan, Glan, Sarangani Province; and Palimbag, Sultan Kudarat.

Intensity 4 was recorded in the cities of Davao, Cotabato and Zamboanga.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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