Truck goes up in flames, passenger burnt to death

Firefighters putting out the flames that engulfed a truck at Barangay Luna, Cadiz City, early Tuesday, October 12, killing a passenger and injuring its driver.*Cadiz Fire Station photo

A Canter truck went up in flames at the Umapog Bridge in Barangay Luna, Cadiz City, at about 2:25 a.m. Tuesday, October 12.

The driver of the vehicle sustained second and third-degree burns, while his helper was burned to death, FO1 Jerald Bugtong of the Cadiz Fire Station said.

The helper was identified only as Romnick, 20, of Sagay City, Negros Occidental.

The driver John Vincent Recto, 25, of Old Poblacion, Escalante City, was rushed to the Cadiz Emergency Clinic, Bugtong said.

The Canter hit the steel railing of the bridge, fell on its side and went up in flames, he said.

The damage to the vehicle was placed at P370,000, he added.

The Cadiz City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office reported on its Facebook page that the truck was loaded with fuel to be delivered to Molocaboc Island in Sagay City.*

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