CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - The rest of the more than 90 employees of the ill-fated Chuzon Supermarket in Porac town in Pampanga could not be accounted for, according to Vice Governor Dennis Pineda, who supervised the rescue operation at the collapsed four-storey building on Monday night.
What rescuers have so far retrieved were four dead and eight injured workers, he said.
"We were informed that Chuzon here employs more than 90 workers. We have no information on how many of them have managed to run to safety or were trapped inside the collapsed structure. We advised the management to tell the survivors to report and be counted as alive," Pineda told the Inquirer by phone.
He also asked the mayors of Apalit, Sto. Tomas and Guagua towns to order the temporary closure of Chuzon branches there to give way to the assessment of the buildings.