By Marisol Bo-oc, Helen Castaño | 09:20 AM April 28, 2022
The collapse of Clarin Bridge in Loay town , which killed four and injured 20, may have been caused by overloaded vehicles, a provincial government official said.
“Overload is the main cause. The bridge is also an old age factor,” said Anthony Damalerio, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer.
He said there were at least 12 vehicles on when bridge collapsed at past 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27.
A 39 year-old Austrian identified as Michael Ouschan was among the four casualties. He was in Bohol for a honeymoon.
“There are four casualities and 20 survivors,” Anthony Damalerio, the provincial disaster risk reduction officer, told Bohol Island News late on Wednesday.
Damalerio said the search and retrieval operation on Wednesday night was stopped due to strong currents.