DPWH truck plunges Kalinga cliff; driver killed, helper hurt

>> Saturday, February 18, 2017

PASIL, Kalinga – The driver of a dump truck was killed while his helper was injured when the vehicle they were riding in fell down a ravine here Tuesday around 11 a.m. at Sitio Limo-od, Balinciagao Sur.
The truck owned by the Dept. of Public Works and Highways was driven by Sanchez Sumupang, 41, resident of Bado Dangwa, Tabuk City.
A police report said the truck was ascending towards Balbalan town to  haul the soil at ongoing widening road construction when the riprap at the right shoulder of the road collapsed causing the truck to fall on the 150-meter deep ravine.
 The driver together with his helpers identified as Ramon Balwog, 43, t of Balinciagao Sur, Pasil and Bonifacio Dalsen, 43, helper, of Naneng, Tabuk City, Kalinga were rushed to Kalinga Provincial Hospital in Tabuk.

Balwog was declared dead on arrival by attending physician.


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