Wednesday, July 24, 2019

7 Dead, 3 Injured in a Road Accident in Aguinaldo, Ifugao

Seven people died while three others were injured when the truck they were riding fell off a ravine in Aguinaldo, Ifugao on Wednesday morning. The incident occurred in the vicinity of sitio Muntonop in the village of Ubao. All of them are residents of Aguinaldo according to Lieutenant Ricardo Dumangeg of the Aguinaldo police.

Initial reports say the group came from the village of Majlong and were on their way to a burial in the nearby town of Alfonso Lista. The driver reportedly lost control of the truck when the brakes malfunctioned. The truck dipped and fell off a ravine estimated to have a height of at least 10 meters. Responders brought those injured to the Potia District Hospital in Alfonso Lista.

Photo by the Aguinaldo Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Office.

The casualties were identified as:
1. Joey Tambiyag (the driver of the truck)
2. Divina Chumatog Tambiyag (wife of the driver)
3. Wilma Chumatog
4. Josephine Uhuban
5. Ricky Chog-ap
6. Vicente Buyag-ao
7. Rosita Paynohan

Those injured are:
1. Aristo Paynohan
2. Kimberly Joy Tambiyag
3. Fernando Bahiwag