Landslide blocks Camp 4 road

MOTORISTS were stuck for hours in the mountain barangay of Camp 4, Talisay City, after a landslide hit the area last Tuesday night.

No one was reported hurt.

Heavy rains and a government road-widening project were believed to have triggered the landslide in Sitio Proper Languyon.

As of yesterday afternoon, the road remained impassable to commuters.

The landslide occurred at 8 p.m., with an estimated 10 truckloads of earth and rocks covering the road.

Captain Emma Cabiluna of the neighboring Barangay Manipis told reporters that she and the other chiefs of nearby barangays were alarmed as the landslide has affected travel on the Talisay-Toledo Wharf Access Road, which leads to the cities of Talisay, Toledo and Naga.

Talisay City Councilor Danilo Caballero, who visited the site yesterday, contacted the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Second Engineering District and its contractor, QM Builders, to conduct a clearing operation.

Engr. Jorge Laroa, DPWH Second District assistant maintenance chief, said that while clearing operations are being done, no vehicles will be allowed to cross the area.

Marvin Latorre, one of QM Builders’ project foremen, told reporters yesterday that apart from clearing the debris off the road, they will also remove the rubble hanging from the cliff.

Some of the commuters stuck on both sides of the road complained of the inconvenience the landslide caused them.

Arthur Denuyo, 21, a college student, told Sun.Star Cebu that he returned home and skipped classes and his exams because of the landslide.

Merlita Cabrera, 40, decided to walk and passed through the landslide area so she could buy goods at a market in Barangay Tabunok.

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