Ceiling collapses at NAIA Terminal 1, two airport employees hurt

(SPOT.ph) A plaster ceiling collapsed earlier this week at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and injured a baggage handler and a security officer in the baggage area of Terminal 1, reports the AFP. A second cave-in occurred hours after in the same terminal but nobody was harmed.

Terminal manager Dante Basanta told the AFP that operations were not hampered and no passengers were hurt. Basanta said, "Let’s face it: Terminal 1 is 29 years old. It is showing signs of old age." NAIA, particularly Terminal 1, was voted the worst airport in Asia and the fifth worst in the world last year by readers of the travel site The Guide to Sleeping in Airports.

After the incident, Airport General Manager Jose Angel Honrado ordered the Manila International Airport Authority Engineering Department to conduct a thorough inspection of the terminal, reports ABS-CBN News.

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