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2 barges ram 42 houses in Port Area

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

2 barges ram 42 houses in Port Area


Some 42 houses in the Port Area of Manila were rammed by two huge barges, causing 30 houses to  be washed away at the height of tropical storm “Gener.”

The City of Manila was forced to transfer some 137 families residing in Happy land, Port Area in Tondo,  Jay de la Fuente of the Manila Social Welfare Department (MSWD) said.

At midnight of Sunday during the rampage of typhoon “Gener,” the two barges were swept ashore by big waves.

De la Fuente said Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim immediately ordered the feeding of victims and the distribution of medicines to the affected residents..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/metro-section/item/2246-2-barges-ram-42-houses-in-port-area

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