BONTOC, Mountain Province – A 49-year old tricycle driver died after he fell into a canal at sitio Legleg, Caluttit, here Tuesday morning.
Senior Superintendent Cornelio Comiloa, officer-in-charge of the Mountain Province Police Office, identified the victim of an accidental fall as Santos Chapyosen Farnican, 49, married, tricycle driver and a resident of Maligcong, Bontoc.
Initial police investigation showed the victim was allegedly under the influence of liquor and allegedly used his tricycle to go home to his place.
Upon reaching sitio Legleg, he reportedly parked his tricycle on the side of the road and tried to step out but he accidentally miscalculated his steps and fell in the canal banging his head and body on the rocky portion of the said canal.
Attending physicians ruled that the victim died due to multiple head injuries secondary to fall and internal bleeding.
His relatives brought the victim’s cadaver to his residence for him to be given a descent burial.
By Dexter A. See