Mine tunnel collapses: Miner killed, 3 injured PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 August 2011 14:54

A miner was killed and three others were injured when a mine tunnel collapsed  around  3:30 p.m last Friday in Bayog  Zamboanga del Sur.

Police Regional Office-9 Director Chief Supt. Elpidio Z. De Asis Jr. identified the fatality as Jeffrey  Entag y Pagatpat, 19, and single. Injured were Joel Entag y Pagatpat, 23, married, Terio  Entag y Alpeche, 25, single, and Ed Sincoan, 18, . The victims were all residents of  Barangay Matin-ao, Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur.

De Asis has directed Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Director Sr. Supt. Bayani Jose L. Gucela to conduct a thorough investigation on what really happened and the cause of the tunnel collapse.

Last Saturday, a major landslide caused by continuous rains spawned by tropical storm “Mina” blocked the highway in Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay, stranding many commuters. — Allen Abastillas