BUGUIAS, Benguet – A 26-year old woman died while four other individuals were injured after a truck loaded with chicken dung suddenly malfunctioned and fell off a 35-meter deep ravine at sitio Panig-an, Sebang here Friday.
Senior Superintendent Florante Camuyot, officer-in-charge of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the fatality as Jona Galintao Wakit, 26, married while he named those injured as Jayson Wakit Villa, 22, truck driver; Jimvilman Domis Wakit, 15; Marchan Bacasen Taawan, 21; and Jay-R Wakit Galinato, 22 all from Botiki, Sebang, Buguias, Benguet .
Initial police investigation showed the ill-fated vehicle that was loaded with chicken dung came from La Trinidad and was en route to their place of origin when it suddenly encountered mechanical trouble while negotiating a sharp curve along the road.
At this juncture, the vehicle started moving backward until it fell on the deep ravine inflicting injuries to the occupants of the vehicle.
The vehicle occupants were immediately rushed to the Lutheran District Hospital and the Luis Hora Regional Memorial Hospital for medical treatment but the woman passenger was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians due to multiple head and body injuries while Jimvilman Wakit and Marchan Taawan are still confined at the Luis Hora Memorial Hospital.
The driver and Jay-R Galintao were discharged after treatment as they sustained minor injuries on the different parts of their bodies due to the said accident.
By Dexter A. See