Knocked down post paralyzes traffic in segment of Marcos Highway
BAGUIO, Philippines (UPDATED) – A huge chunk of the mountain along Badiwan in Tuba, Benguet, fell across Marcos Highway at about 6 pm Wednesday, September 25, paralyzing traffic on this major artery to Baguio.
According to Tuba Police chief James Acod, an electric post fell and struck a passenger jeepney.
Two passengers sustained minor head injuries and were rushed to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center for treatment:
- Angelli Jen Federico, 17, a Grade 11 student and a resident of Poyopoy, Taloy Sur, Tuba, Benguet
- Dominador Molina Gallema, 34, married, a farmer and a resident of Bawek, Taloy Sur, Tuba, Benguet.
Acod said that it would take 3 hours to clear the road. By 8:20 pm, one lane of the road had become passable. – Rappler.com