CONNER, Apayao October 25 – Two people, including a military personnel, died while another individual was hurt after a pine tree allegedly fell on their tent during the height of Supertyphoon Lawin at sitio Patayan, Talifugo, here, recently.
Police authorities identified the two fatalities as , CPL Ronald Domingo Begtang, 41 years old, married, member of the Philippine Army, assigned at 17th IB, 5th ID at Gamu, Isabela, and a resident of Talifugu, Conner, Apayao; and Mr. Lando Bosing, 48 years old, married, farmer, and a resident of barangay Manag, Conner, Apayao while the injured individual was named as Eugene U. Begtang.
Initial police investigation showed the three individuals were sleeping inside their tent in the place of incident when a tree that was uprooted by the strong winds of the typhoon fell on them that caused the instantaneous death of the two casualties.
The three occupants of the tent were brought to the Conner District Hospital for medical treatment but the two persons were declared dead on arrival by attending physicians while the injured person is now undergoing close medical supervision.
By Dexter A. See