BONTOC, Mountain Province September 11 – A 54-year old utility worker of a government high school died after he fell into a pig pen full of [pig manure at sitio Khawana, Samoki, here, Friday.
Police authorities identified the fatality as John Kalang-ad Toyokan, 54, married, utility worker at MPGCHS, and a resident of Sitio Khawana, Samoki, Bontoc, Mountain Province.
Witnesses informed probers that they saw the victim allegedly under the influence of liquor on his way home but concerned residents were surprised to see his lifeless body covered with pig manure inside the pig pen.
The victim was rushed to the Bontoc General Hospital for medical treatment but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians due to suffocation inside the pig pen.
Probers ruled out foul play in the victim’s death after no signs of other external injuries were discovered on his body.
By Dexter A. See