Widower dies in house fire PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 May 2015 10:25

By DAN TORIBIO

A 77-year-old man perished in a fire that razed his house at Sitio Manga, Barangay Tolosa last Tuesday afternoon.

Sangali police station chief, Sr. Insp. Joel Tuttuh identified the fatality as Antonino Juanito, a widower.

Initial investigation disclosed that the fire which broke out around 1 p.m.gutted down the entire house and killed Juanito.

Juanito’s neighbors told investigators that they first saw thick smoke coming from the kitchen of the house. Minutes later flames engulfed the entire house.

Police said Juanito was sleeping inside his bedroom during the blaze and apparently it was took late for him to get up from the bed and run away.

It was learned that Juanito was left alone in their house after his son went to attend the wake of their relative in the one of the barangays near the city proper.

Juanito’s charred body was later retrieved and brought to a funeral parlor for post mortem exmaiantion.

Estimated damage was placed at P 50,000. – Dan Toribio Jr.