Miner buried with soil in tunnel PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 April 2014 11:24

A miner died after he was buried with soil inside a tunnel at Sitio Matidao, Little Baguio, Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay, the other day.

The fatality was identified as Jessie Moncada Y Ruben, married. The tragedy took place at the small scale coal mine owned by Vicente Tamac Y Madlos.

Initial investigation disclosed that Moncada, together with three other companions, were about to come out of the tunnel for their relief boarding the main line made of timber logs when suddenly the soil atop the tunnel caved in trapping and burying the victim.

Police said that Moncada’scompanion tried to rescue him but it proved futile because his body was covered with soil and fallen timber.

Retrieval operation was still ongoing for the recovery of the victim’s body. – Dan Toribio Jr.