AGUINALDO, Ifugao January 16 – A 16-year old Grade 8 student died while his two other companions were injured after their vehicle suffered from mechanical trouble and rammed into boulders at Chalalo, here, Sunday afternoon.
Police authorities identified the fatality as Ariel Liingnap Angowan, 16, grade 8 student at Ubao National High School, and a resident of Butac Aguinaldo, Ifugao while his two wounded companions were named as Mayrish Bakichan Nawalig, 18, single, 3rd year college at IFSU Alfonso Lista, Ifugao and Janice Guinomon, 25, married, and resident of Butac Aguinaldo, Ifugao.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim was standing on the rear of the jeepney when it suddenly suffered from mechanical trouble, accelerated backwards and was pinned in the boulders that was along the road that caused his instantaneous death.
The victim was immediately rushed by concerned passers-by to the Aguinaldo District Hospital for medical treatment but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians while his wounded companions are still undergoing close medical supervision.
The case is still subject to further investigation by the responding police operatives to ascertain the real cause of the accident.
By Dexter A. See