Student dies, 3 others hurt in freak accident PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 21 January 2012 16:43

A student died,  while three others suffered injuries after an electrical wire of the Zamboanga del Sur Electric Cooperative (ZAMSURECO) snagged them while they were sitting atop a cargo truck in Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur last Tuesday afternoon.

Police identified the fatality as Ryan Conception, 17. He succumbed to bruises and burns. Injured were Darryl Cosep, 19, Albert Alban, and Mildrin Templa, 19, all students of a local school.

A police report disclosed that the four victims hitchhiked a cargo truck driven by a King Washington around 5 p.m..

The victims just came from school and were on their way home when the freak accident happened.

The truck was running at high speed when a drop wire of ZAMSURECO hit the victims and snagged them down from the truck.

Two of the four students Ryan and Mildrin fell down from the truck and suffered burns and bruises while their two companions managed to grab a handle bar for their safety and only suffered minor contusions.

The victims were rushed to the Mahayag Hospital where Ryan was declared dead on arrival.
The driver of the truck surrendered to the police. — Noning R. Antonio