TACLOBAN CITY-An estimated 5,000 people were rendered isolated from the city proper of Calbayog after a road collapsed due to heavy rains on Sunday(August 13).

The heavy rains resulted in the destruction of a road connecting the villages of Navarro, Bontay, Acidillo, Kilikili, and Gadgaran to the city proper, the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) said.

“The heavy rains started at about 3 am until 9 am which resulted for the road connecting these barangays to the city proper to collapse,” personnel from the CDRRMO said in a phone interview.

According to the CDRRMO, about 10 meters of the road was damaged due to the heavy rains which were brought due by a low pressure area.

The CDRRMO, however, said that no houses or residents from these villages were affected or harmed due to the heavy rains.

It was learned that the city government has scheduled to repair the damaged road.