Thursday, October 12, 2017
ILOILO City – An electrical post in Petals Ville Subdivision, Barangay Tabuc Suba, Jaro district almost fell to the ground yesterday.
Several electrical wires got tangled with a truck loaded with sand and gravel past 11 a.m., pulling the post.
Locals placed a bamboo pole underneath the almost-toppled post as a brace.
The incident resulted in a power outage in three houses and the post blocked the subdivision road.
Locals reported the incident to Panay Electric Company. Personnel from the power distribution utility removed the post and made repairs past 1 p.m.
No one was hurt in the incident.
One of the residents, 21-year-old Vincent Monserate, told Panay News the post has been dilapidated for so long. “That was probably why it almost got toppled,” he said. (Carolyn Jane Abello, trainee reporter/PN)