Woman jumps off jeep, dies

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PUDTOL, Apayao  – An employee of the municipal government died after she jumped off a jeepney that was driven by her husband along the national road at barangay Maton here Monday morning.

Police authorities identified the victim as Glecy P. Balaweg, 29 y/o, married, LGU employee of Pudtol, Apayao.

Initial police investigation showed that the victim was on board the jeepney driven by her husband and Freddie B. Balaweg, 34, and was observed by the passengers to be allegedly angry with her husband.

The victim reportedly asked the driver to stop the vehicle but the latter was not able to hear the same which prompted her to stand up and jump off the vehicle amidst efforts by some passengers to stop her.

The victim was rushed to the Pudtol District Hospital for medical treatment but she was pronounced dead on arrival because of multiple head and body injuries that resulted to internal bleeding.

The case is still subject to further investigation by the local police force.

By Dexter A. See

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