BAGUIO CITY – A 69-year old man died after he allegedly succumbed to cardiac arrest while inside a Baguio-bound passenger bus at Kagitingan, here, Sunday dawn.
Police authorities identified the said individual as Domingo Apid Batoyog, 69, married, and a resident of Purok 7, Pinsao Pilot, Baguio City.
Initial police investigation showed the victim boarded the said bus in its station in Dimasalang and requested that he be seated on the isle considering that all seats were taken.
When the bus was in Saytan, Pugo, La Union, he allegedly laid down on the bus floor and upon reaching its station in the city, he failed to wake up, thus, the bus conductor immediately sought the assistance of the police.
Responding police operatives and elements of the Scene of the Crime Operation (SOCO) team found that the victim did not have any external injury, thus, he might have succumbed to cardiac arrest.
Relatives of the victim brought his remains home to give him the necessary wake.
By Dexter A. See