Published: Thursday 26 April, 2018

VIDEO Two Congressmen, Mayor Fall into Water as Bridge Collapses in Zamboanga

Three officials fell into the dirty sea water when a wooden footbridge collapsed in Zamboanga City. Congressmen Albert Benitez and Celso Lobregat, Mayor Beng Climaco and their staff fell into the water live the live video feed of the event.

The three officials were inspecting the housing project of the National Housing Authority (NHA) for Zamboanga siege victims in Rio Hondo Thursday morning when the mishap occurred. Walking on the wooden footbridge, the group of Congressman Albert Benitez, Congressman Celso Lobregat and Mayor Beng Climaco stopped midway on the bridge for an ocular of the surroundings when the bridge suddenly gave way.

The mishap was caught on live video. Watch the video here

None of the officials were injured but they were all wet and muddy from the dark sea water of the canal. Gradually, the officials were pulled out by residents and other members of their party.

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Congressman Albert Benitez, Congressman Celso Lobregat and Mayor Beng Climaco before the bridge collapsed. (Twitter photo)

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