Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Portion of rocky hill collapses, buries treasure hunter

CAMP GEN. SIMEON A. OLA, Legazpi City, Jan. 7 (PNA) --A treasure hunter died when the portion of the hill he was stepping on collapsed and burying him Monday morning in Sitio (sub-village) Binanderahan, Barangay Bagaobawan, Rapu-Rapu, Albay.

A police report identified the victim as Arnel Bonita, 37, married and a resident of the village.

The report said Bonita was standing on the edge of the rocky hill at about 10:00 a.m. Monday, when the soil he was stepping on collapsed. The rocky soil followed his descent and eventually buried him.

His friend Rodel Sarmiento sought the assistance of other residents to unearth the victim.

Bonita died on the way to the hospital.(PNA) PDS/FGS/EMC/CBD/PJN