BARLIG, Mountain Province March 21 – A 69-year old farmer was injured after a still unidentified explosive that he used to blast a huge boulder near their ricefield suddenly exploded near him at sitio Patyayan, Luna recently.
Police authorities identified the victim as Patawang Fiarotac Wanchag, 69, married, farmer and a resident of barangay, Lunas, Barlig, Mountain Province.
Initial police investigation showed the victim tried to blast a huge boulder near their ricefield when the explosive that he used suddenly exploded that inflicted injures to the different parts of his body.
His wife saw the bloodied body of the victim near the boulder that prompted her to rush him to the Lunas rural health unit for first aid treatment before being transferred to the Luis Hora Regional Memorial Hospital in Bauko town for further observation.
By Dexter A. See