A tornado causes an explosion after destroying an electrical infrastructure in Brgy. Sta. Elena, Marikina City as seen from the video of John Clyde Palacios.
MARIKINA CITY, Philippines – Residents of Marikina City were stunned after a tornado that developed from the lashing rains swept through houses in barangays San Roque and Santa Elena on Friday afternoon (September 14).
Two residents were hurt after a high tension wire broke and dropped over them also causing explosions and power interruptions.
“Iyong babaeng kinuha ko, ang tingin ko, ang sunog niya sa likod is parang second degree burn, parang mga ganoon, o third. Talagang kulay puti na siya na parang may tuldok-tuldok. Iyong lalaki, sa paa ang tama niya. Parang tinamaan lang ng parang spark ang paa niya na parang nagpabagsak sa kaniya pero buhay naman,” explained Junior Burt De Jesus, a barangay councilman in Sta. Elena, Marikina City.
The two were immediately rushed to the hospital. The incident led to power interruptions in Barangay San Roque, Santa Elena, Calumpang, Malanday, Barangka and Tanyong.
Power lines are expected to be restored on Saturday (September 15). – Asher Cadapan Jr. / Marje Pelayo
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