1 hurt as glass falls from building in San Juan-A A +A
Thursday, July 31, 2014
A PEDESTRIAN was hurt on Thursday and three vehicles were damaged when a piece of glass fell from the 32nd floor of a condominium building in San Juan City, a police official said.
Senior Inspector Virgilio Santiago of San Juan police said Alfredo Nanza was passing in front of the One Beverly Place Condominium in San Juan, near Greenhills shopping mall, when a glass window from the building's 32nd floor, the unit being occupied by the Alexandrite Realty Corporation, fell and struck him in the nape.
The debris from broken glasses also hit a Honda Civic car and two cabs, which were parked in front of condominium.
"'Yung Civic ang pinakamalaki ang damage kasi nayupi 'yung bubong tapos tumagos sa loob ng sasakyan 'yung salamin doon sa likod na bahagi, mabuti nalang sa likod kasi may driver 'yung sasakyan dun sa loob," Santiago said.
Santiago said the window frame holding the glass, which is made of wood, may by contaminated by termites, causing it to break and lose hold on the glass.
"Mahangin din kasi nung mga oras na 'yung kaya baka dahil marupok na nga, 'nung lumakas 'yung hangin tinangay na 'yung salamin," he said.
"Hindi sagutin ng pamunuan ng building 'yung mga naperwisyo ng aksidente but we the city engineers (of San Juan) will have to inspect 'yung katatagan ng gusali to make sure na hindi na mauulit 'yung ganung pangyayare," the police added. (Sunnex)