BESAO, Mountain Province March 20 – A 51-year labourer died after he was hit and pinned down by a tree that was cut by his companion at sitio Maing-ingit, Besao West, here, recently.
Police authorities identified the victim as Roy Capegsan Pasingan, 51, married, laborer and a resident of Laylaya, Besao, Mountain Province.
Initial police investigation showed the victim and his companion went to go tree cutting in the place of incident when he decided to cut the round logs while his companion decided to cut some trees in the area.
Unfortunately, the tree being cut by his companion accidentally fell on he area where the victim was cutting the round logs and pinned him on the ground.
The victim was rushed to the Besao District Hospital for medical treatment but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians due to multiple wounds on his head and body. His companion surrendered to the responding police operatives for the further conduct of investigation of the said incident.
By Dexter A. See