Tropical depression Cricing causes devastation in the Philippines



Tropical Depression Krising has caused bridge collapse, flooding, landslides in Zamboanga del Sur on the Zamboanga Peninsula: flooding, bridge collapse and landslides have been reported.

In the municipality of Bayog, a suspension bridge collapsed due to the raging waters of the Dipili River. Meanwhile, in Dimataling municipality, nine houses were flooded by floodwaters in Barangay Saloagan. Six houses were demolished and a landslide was also recorded. No one was killed as a result of the incidents.

In the municipality of Lapuyang, Krising also caused a landslide and flooding. A landslide was also reported in the municipality of Lakewood.

Meanwhile, in Cotabato province, staff from the Municipal Office of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in the municipality of President Roxas rescued three residents who were swept away by flooding caused by Cricing. On Friday, the Cricing weakened and turned into a low pressure area.