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14 hurt by falling tree in Sorsogon resort

By: - Correspondent / @RAOstriaINQ
/ 08:27 PM June 14, 2018

LEGAZPI CITY— At least 14 people were injured when a Pacific walnut tree, known locally as dao, fell in a hot spring resort in Irosin town in Sorsogon province on Thursday morning.

Irosin police said the tree, whose trunk is already in a state of decay, snapped in half and toppled over the guests of the resort located in Monbon village at around at 11:45 a.m.

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The injured resort guests were identified as Arnelo Medez, Cherry Quintal, Amelia Erlano, Raman Medez, all from Daraga town in Albay; Arnette Ebuenga and Edna Austria from Caloocan City; Rowena, Zephyr, Rebecca, all surnamed Obaldo, and Marthesa Lim from Matnog town in Sorsogon; Nelson Edlano from Bulacan; and Junny Cabria, Carol Manrique, and Edna Manrique from Legazpi City.

Chief Inspector Edwin Adora, Irosin police chief, told the Inquirer, 11 of the guests were brought  to a hospital for treatment but were discharged on the same day.

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Fritzie Michelena, Irosin’s disaster risk and reduction management officer, said this is the first time the incident happened in the resort./ee

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