MANILA, Philippines – At least 8 people were injured after a portion of a building under construction in Taguig City collapsed on Wednesday, February 4, reports said.
In an interview on dzIQ radio, Taguig City police chief Senior Superintendent Arthur Asis said 8 construction workers have been rushed to the hospital.
No major injuries have been reported, he said.
The incident occurred around 8:20 am at The Suite building, currently under construction at the corner of 5th Avenue and 28th Street at Bonifacio Global City.
The 63-residential tower is a project of Ayala Land Premier.
It will consist of 284 residential suites and is intended to be a mixed-use development, with space for local and multinational companies, according to its project profile.
Based on initial police reports, part of the building collapsed while cement was being poured on the upper floors.
Police are currently conducting investigations at the construction site. - rappler.com