TACLOBAN CITY-The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported that P325.32 million of various infrastructures in the region were damaged due to Typhoon ‘Paeng’ that pummeled Eastern Visayas last week.
The DPWH said roads and bridges across the region sustained damages due to the floodings spawned by Paeng.
Based on the same DPWH report, of the affected provinces in the region, Leyte sustained the highest damages of various roads and bridged at a cost of P226 million.
The bridge in Burauen town, the Marabong Bridge, was totally destroyed that the DPWH recommended that a new bridge be constructed.
It said that the bridge has sustained damages during the onslaught of typhoons ‘Vicky’ in 2020 and “Agaton’ early this year.
The DPWH said that the damage of the bridge cost at about P174 million.
The Marabong Bridge links the towns of Burauen and Lapaz.
Meantime, the DPWH reported that a slope protection along Allen-Catarman Road in Northern Samar was also damaged at a cost of P20 million.
The DPWH also said that several roads in Samar provinces were also damaged cost at P9.32 million.
Meantime, the deaths in the region due to Paeng has rose to six after the body of a 4-year old boy from Kananga, Leyte reported earlier as missing were found on October 3.
The body of Aljun Barabad, missing on October 29, was found floating in between the waters of Barangay San Juan in Ormoc City and Brgy. Puertobello of Merida town.
The casualties of the region due to Paeng were from Samar with three and one each from Leyte and Southern Leyte.
(JOEY A. GABIETA)