Teen dies after pine tree’s branch fell on her in Baguio
BAGUIO CITY — A 16-year-old girl died after a branch of a tree fell on her while on a picnic in one of the slope backyards in Camp John Hay here on Saturday, a belated police report said.
Police said the girl, whose name was withheld upon the request of relatives, sustained serious injuries on her abdomen and was taken to Baguio General Hospital. She died early Sunday.
According to the John Hay management, the pine tree was among the dead trees that they were asking government for permission to cut.
The management said it would extend financial assistance to the victim’s relatives. It also said it would the victim’s hospital and funeral expenses.
The tree involved in the accident was cut down Monday to prevent further mishaps. /kga
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