Wall in Bataan village collapses; some areas still flooded

DINALUPIHAN, Bataan — Portions of a retaining wall in a housing subdivision here collapsed at the height of the rains Tuesday afternoon while seven villages in the town remain submerged in flood waters on Wednesday.

No injury nor damage to property was reported as a result of the incident.

The retaining wall served as protective mechanism to prevent mudflow and the rush of flood waters from the subdivision constructed on a hill in Casa Bonita in Barangay Pinulot here.

Authorities reported that the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in Dinalupihan and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau inspected the landslide-prone area Tuesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the areas still affected by flash floods were Barangays Mabini Extension; Sta. Isabel; Layac; Daan-Bago; San Ramon; Pita; and Sapang Balas tunnel.

Some residents used boats in Mabini Extension, where flood waters rose waist-deep.

The public elementary schools in Sta. Isabel and Layac were submerged in water.

Also still under flood waters are five villages in Hermosa, one in Balanga City, one in Orion, and six in Pilar. PNA-northboundasia.com