Too much rain, one bridge collapsed

By Sky
@skysnap (20182)
August 5, 2016 12:53am CST
So rain has started to affect us. I didn't knew something like this would happened. It seems the old bridge made in 1920s would fall during this rain. I mean those bridges managed to stand up for way longer than all of this. But this last week two buses drown with the bridge collapse. And the way those buses went under was very dramatic. The flow of water was so high that bridge was broken in the middle and bus went with the flow. Bus didn't drown immediately is what the people around say. I guess two buses had around 68 or so people. So no idea how many would be recoverable from ocean now. They have found the driver though.
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@ilocosboy (45289)
• Philippines
5 Aug 16
this is a bad news, pray that the people in there are okay.
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@skysnap (20182)
5 Aug 16
no survivors it seems.
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@cacay1 (79337)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Aug 16
@ilocosboy so scary what if many were sleeping during that accident?
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@ilocosboy (45289)
• Philippines
5 Aug 16
@skysnap that is horrible.
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@JustBhem (72227)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Aug 16
Oh that was tragic, it collapsed maybe because of the two buses when it rained hard. Hopefully they are people manage to survive.
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@skysnap (20182)
5 Aug 16
yes and also it was old bridge.
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@skysnap (20182)
5 Aug 16
@JustBhem no survivor as of yet.
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@JustBhem (72227)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Aug 16
@skysnap I see. Ia there any survivors?
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@SIMPLYD (90847)
• Philippines
5 Aug 16
Oh , i am sorry for that disaster . Sometimes , when we wish for rain , we should be specific , a harmless rain , don't you think so ? My heart goes to those who drowned .
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@SIMPLYD (90847)
• Philippines
5 Aug 16
@skysnap It's so sad that this happened after wishing for rain .
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@skysnap (20182)
5 Aug 16
yeah last year people wished for lot of rain and it happened.
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@Poppylicious (11134)
5 Aug 16
Oh, that's terrible. Those poor passengers. :(
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@skysnap (20182)
5 Aug 16
It happened so quickly for them to do anything.
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@sunrisefan (28719)
• Philippines
5 Aug 16
That's sad news but a bridge as old as that collapsing would be somehow understandable. Worse than that is our bridge under construction here in our city which collapsed by itself last month. It was a blessing that it collapsed while still under construction and there were no workers at the time it collapsed on an early morning.
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@skysnap (20182)
5 Aug 16
this one was strongest with old brick and stone material. something that will be replaced with steel now.
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@cacay1 (79337)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Aug 16
@sunrisefan , my good Lord, at least no one perished on that accident, so horrible, bridges must be inspected by DPWH.
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@sunrisefan (28719)
• Philippines
5 Aug 16
@skysnap I hope not many perished in the bridge that collapsed in your place.
• Dhaka, Bangladesh
5 Aug 16
Its a horrible things..
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@skysnap (20182)
5 Aug 16
indeed it is horrible.
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@kaka135 (14778)
• Malaysia
6 Aug 16
I am sorry to hear that. At first I thought it's sad to hear the old bridges falling down, but when I read there are people drowning, it sounds dangerous. Are there anyone checking if the bridges are still workable, or fixing the old bridges so they can still be used? Hope the people in the bus will be rescued very soon.
@skysnap (20182)
6 Aug 16
I guess at the end of this month work for new bridges will start soon.
@scheng1 (24668)
• Singapore
5 Aug 16
A large canopy fell off our immigration center a couple of days ago. it was due to heavy rain. As a result, it caused massive traffic jam because cars and motorcycles had lesser lanes to pass through the custom.
@skysnap (20182)
5 Aug 16
that's horrible. hope these government people can take care of things.
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@toniganzon (69906)
• Philippines
5 Aug 16
The people in the those two buses all drowned? Nobody was rescued? That's really heartbreaking.
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@toniganzon (69906)
• Philippines
5 Aug 16
@skysnap oh my.
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@skysnap (20182)
5 Aug 16
Rain is too much out there. And it's 4 th day. i don't think anyone would survive in that river as it connects to ocean. Also there are sharks in nearby ocean and crocks in the river.
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@simone10 (54763)
• Louisville, Kentucky
7 Aug 16
How horrible! They don't know how many people in the bus survived?
@simone10 (54763)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Aug 16
@skysnap I am so sorry to hear that. Very sad indeed.
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@cacay1 (79337)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Aug 16
That is a very horrible and tragic accident. I hope no one was hurt or killed.That bridge should been inspected by the Department of Public Roads and Highways.
@skysnap (20182)
5 Aug 16
yeah, now that one bridge is down they are going to rebuild all the bridgets which needs inspecting.
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@skysnap (20182)
5 Aug 16
@cacay1 yes and I doubt this will improve but this time they have to fix things for real.
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@cacay1 (79337)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Aug 16
@skysnap So disgusting previous admin all they did is to hide people's money intended for bridges repair.
@shshiju (10383)
• Cochin, India
5 Aug 16
Ocean ? Is it the bridge is near the sea?
@skysnap (20182)
5 Aug 16
50 km from the ocean.
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@shshiju (10383)
• Cochin, India
5 Aug 16
@skysnap So its a river. What about the causalities ? Any report?
@shshiju (10383)
• Cochin, India
6 Aug 16
@skysnap Oh that is very tragic. The bridge is so old. Is it made by surkie
@sunrisefan (28719)
• Philippines
5 Aug 16
BTWm just want to call your attention to "collapsed" in your title. Things like that happen to me too when I hurry in typing.
@skysnap (20182)
5 Aug 16
thanks fixed.
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@sunrisefan (28719)
• Philippines
5 Aug 16
@skysnap You're welcome
• Guernsey
5 Aug 16
Oh my god and I love rain I hope they will be okay it's like a horror movie, I hate it.
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@skysnap (20182)
5 Aug 16
sort of like final destination movie.
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• Guernsey
5 Aug 16
@skysnap Yeah exactly what I was thinking about!
@marsha32 (6637)
• United States
5 Aug 16
Oh my that all sounds bad. We recently had a lot of rain here and several teens, more than one set, had to be saved from the overflowing rapidly moving river.
@crossbones27 (46125)
• Redlands, California
5 Aug 16
Wow, sad to hear that. Wish we could handle these types of things better because we all know it is coming and nearly 100 years and we still do not have enough money to make a bridge modern.
@skysnap (20182)
5 Aug 16
yeah.. bridges need to be changed or maintained on regular basis.
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@sishy7 (27216)
• Australia
5 Aug 16
So no one survived from the 2 buses? So tragic...
@skysnap (20182)
5 Aug 16
yeah no survivor reported. 42 bodies found though.
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@sofssu (23719)
8 Aug 16
That is so tragic.. I hope they managed to save all they people. Were there no alert to stop the buses from drowning? At least the second one?
@acelawrites (19289)
• Philippines
5 Aug 16
That was tragic. Hope the passengers and the bus drivers survive.
@miniam (9166)
• Bern, Switzerland
5 Aug 16
That`s terrible,when was this? Hope the rain goes away soon, but even if it does, it has caused enough damage.