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San Mateo ‘sinkhole’ seen to give some residents sleepless nights

Residents are gripped with fear over what is believed to be a sinkhole in San Mateo, Rizal.

According to Marisol Abdurahman's report on "24 Oras", a portion of the road in Sta. Barbara Villas collapsed early Wednesday morning after a heavy rain.

The hole is reportedly 60-foot deep.

"Ang unang bumigay, Ma'am 'yan yung gitna. 'Yan bumigay 'yan... patay tapos... siguro wala pang tatlong minuto, bumigay din dito. Bumigay naman, sunod 'yung isa," Reginaldo Fulgasan said.

"'Yung nakita ko na ang mga lupa unti-unting bumaba, naisip ko na bibigay kaya di na ko umalis," he added.

Jun Bryan, a resident in the area since 1999, said people would have trouble sleeping because of the incident.

"Eh nakakatakot na, sino ba matutulog diyan, ma'am... 'Yung one time na bumaba 'yan, yanig 'yung mga bahay eh," Bryan said.

The report said the road had started to collapse in September 2016.

Unfortunately, it was not repaired by the local government.

Meanwhile, the heavy downpour in the province also resulted in waist-deep floods in Barangay Sta. Ana in Taytay.

"Tanggal na nga 'yung takip ng imburnal eh sa sobrang lalim... Laging ganito sa amin," one resident said.

Other flooded towns in Rizal include Binangonan, Cainta, Morong and Antipolo.

Some areas in Cavite, Bulacan and Metro Manila also experienced the heavy rain. —Anna Felicia Bajo/NB, GMA News