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Seven injured in Clark airport ceiling collapse

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By Jonas Reyes

CLARK FREEPORT – Seven people suffered minor injuries after a part of the ceiling at the check-in lobby collapsed due to the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the province of Pampanga on Monday afternoon.

According to Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) chief Jaime Melo, the victims were immediately brought for treatment at a nearby hospital.

Melo stated that the international airport is currently on shut down, forcing airport authorities to suspend international and domestic flights.

The CIAC crisis team, headed by Melo, informed media that there were no damages caused by the earthquake at the airport’s runway and taxiway.

“We have to ensure the soundness of the building structure and other facilities as we are assessing other structural damages around the airport,” Melo said.

Flights were suspended for 24 hours beginning 7:40 pm today.

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