Underground Tunnel Discovered in EDSA-Guadalupe Area by Manila Water

By on Jan 15, 2011 in Asia, Current Events, Events, Weird, World Comments

According to local news reports, a man-made underground tunnel was discovered in Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA)-Guadalupe area by Manila Water crew during their digging operations for a pipe-laying project at the site.

EDSA Guadalupe Tunnel
Tunnel in EDSA-Guadalupe
Credit: GMANews.TV screen cap

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) were notified by the crew members about the tunnel.

Reports said that the tunnel was about 3.5 meters below street level and was wide enough to accomodate several dump trucks.

According to the report of local TV news program, Balitanghali, DPWH said that this is the first documented tunnel in Metro Manila and possibly dug up during the Japanese regime.

According to the report, DPWH and Manila Water will explore the tunnel as soon as possible to understand why is it there, where are its entry and exit points, what purpose it served before, and what is the best thing to do with it now.

Manila Water has been advised by the MMDA to suspend its digging operations for the moment.

Here is the video report in Filipino language, courtesy of GMANews.TV



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