At least 6 people were hurt after the ceiling of Cinema 5 at the new annex of Ayala Center Cebu in Cebu City collapsed at around 8:50 in the evening on Monday, June 15.
Cebu Holdings Inc. corporate communications manager Atty. Jeanette Japzon disclosed that the company is yet to investigate the cause of the incident.
“Part of the ceiling that fell at Cinema 5 was the ‘acoustic’ ceiling. We are yet to investigate the cause of the incident. As of the moment, our priority is to ensure the safety of those who were present,” she said.
Dreamscape Networks, an Australian-based business process outsourcing company, was hosting an ad campaign at Cinema 5 when portions of the venue’s ceiling collapsed. About 350 people including foreigners attended the event.
According to Dreamscape COO Mark Evans, they saw sparks and heard a bang before water gushed on them.
“It took 25 minutes until help came from Ayala management. I was pulling people out of the debris,” he said.
Netizen Alexis Yap was able to capture and share a video of the incident on Facebook. With over 12,000 shares on the social network, the video has gone viral.
Speaking to Sun.Star Cebu, PO1 Rayme Veraque of Cebu City Police Station 4 revealed that the Ayala management did not immediately report the incident. They eventually learned about what happened when a media worker informed them about it at around 9:10 pm.
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Construction worker falls from Ayala Bridge
A 35-year-old weldor employed by Amsteel Structures Inc. tragically died after falling from Ayala Bridge at around 2:30 pm on Monday, June 15.
The victim identified as Zaldy deal Torre was immediately brought to the Philippine General Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
According to the police, dela Torre suffered a fracture in the skull and body injuries.