Fire hits cargo vessel at Delpan Bridge in Tondo, at least 3 hurt
Fire hit a cargo vessel at the Delpan Bridge in Tondo, Manila on Saturday morning and three people were reported injured.
The cargo vessel was identified as the MV Titan 8.
A gasoline truck beside it on the bridge was also engulfed by fire.
The fire started at 8:51 a.m. and reached the third alarm, according to a report by Carlo Mateo on Dobol B TV.
Three people were reported hurt, two of them workers of MV Titan 8 and one from the gasoline truck.
VIDEO: Bilang ng mga nasugatan sa nangyayaring sunog sa isang cargo vessel sa ilalim ng Delpan Bridge sa Muelle dela Industria sa Maynila, umabot na sa 3. | via Carlo Mateo pic.twitter.com/xKEAf6mFik— DZBB Super Radyo (@dzbb) June 12, 2021
The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has started using chemical foam to put out the fire.
The MV Titan 8 had LPG tanks on board.
Traffic meanwhile became heavy on the southbound lane of Mel Lopez Boulevard as fire trucks occupied the road.
In a separate report by Carlo Mateo on Super Radyo dzBB, the MV Titan 8 already exploded just before 1 p.m.
The fire then spread at the Pasig River, raising concerns on firefighters near the site.
BFP personnel and trucks from different volunteer groups went back to the site to respond to the incident.
The Manila Fire Department reported that as of 12:43 p.m., the blaze was raised to fifth alarm.
After it was initially declared fire out at 2:54 p.m., fire reignited at the MV Titan 8, according to a Super Radyo DZBB report by Jhomer Apresto.
UPDATE: Sunog na sumiklab sa Port Area Manila, naapula na; isang lalaki, nawawala. | via @jhomer_apresto pic.twitter.com/GOQH2hP4Ue— DZBB Super Radyo (@dzbb) June 12, 2021
UPDATE: Matapos ideklara na fire-out kaninang 2:54PM, cargo vessel na MV Titan 8, muli na namang nagliyab at patuloy na inaapula. | via @jhomer_apresto pic.twitter.com/MEgaCiN0Bb— DZBB Super Radyo (@dzbb) June 12, 2021
The Bureau of Fire Protection said MV Titan 8 was already bound for Coron, Palawan when a portion of the vessel exploded, injuring seven people, including four crew members.
TINGNAN: Matapos ideklarang fire-out, muling nagliyab ang barko na ito na sakop ng Muelle De La Industria sa Port Area Manila.— DZBB Super Radyo (@dzbb) June 12, 2021
Kasunod ng nangyari, nadamay na ang ilang bahay matapos umagos ang apoy sa Pasig River. Isang lalaki ang napaulat na nawawala.| via @jhomer_apresto pic.twitter.com/ZsBvf2v1XB
A 53-year-old businessman identified as Juan Edmund Palanca, a passenger of the vessel, was reportedly missing.
Following the fire and the explosion, some houses in Parola, Binondo were also affected. —Jamil Santos/KG/MDM, GMA News