2 hurt in Banaue hacking incident

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BANAUE, Ifugao July 24 – Two women were injured after they were allegedly hacked by a mentally deranged minor at Pag-gi, Ducligan here, Friday.

Police authorities identified the victims as Florinda Cuyop Tugguin, 34 and Mary Bernadette Beh-agon, 18 while the suspect was described to be a 17-year old mentally deranged minor and a resident of Pag-gi, Ducligan, Banaue, Ifugao

Initial police investigation showed the suspect suddenly attacked the victims with a bladed weapon that caused them to sustain hack wounds on the different parts of their bodies.

The victims were rushed to the Good News clinic and hospital for medical treatment but one of them was transferred to the Panudpudan District Hospital in Lamut town for further treatment while the suspect was taken into custody by the police authorities for further investigation.

By Dexter A. See

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