House, road damaged by Zambo soil erosion

December 19, 2018

A SOIL erosion hit a rip-rap project in Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay late night Monday damaging a house and rendering a portion of the highway impassable to heavy trucks, the Police Regional Office 9 reported yesterday.

Police said that rains triggered the soil erosion along the highway in Purok 4, Barangay Basalem in Buug municipality at 10 p.m. Monday causing heavy damage to the house of one Natalie Sanchez,41.

PRO9 director, Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Luis D. Licup said that members of the Buug Municipal Police Station rushed to the site to direct traffic and secure the area in order to prevent possible accidents.

The official said that fortunately, three occupants of the damaged house were not around when the incident happened. The house was declared unsafe to live in following the incident.

Licup said that local disaster risk reduction and management officers also declared one lane of the highway impassable to heavy trucks due to the danger of a possible greater erosion.