Boulder hits house, 2 kids hurt
TWO children were injured when a boulder fell from a cliff and hit their bunkhouse in Toledo City yesterday during a heavy downpour.
Marvin Pañares, 7 , and his sister Day-day, 8, were sleeping with their parents and other siblings when the incident occurred past 12 midnight in sitio Hayunan, barangay Medya Onse.
Marvin broke his left leg and had deep cuts in his other leg. His sister suffered minor head injuries.
The heavy rain and flooding in the area delayed their transport to a hospital by several hours.
The parents brought their children to the Toledo District Hospital by 5:40 a.m. Marvin was later transferred to Cebu City for treatment in the Vicente Sotto Medical Center.
The parents worked as “caretakers” of the Carmen Copper Corp. And the bunkhouse, which was partly damaged, was provided to them by the company.
“The parents couldn’t pass the road due to the heavy flood,” said Insp. Bonifacio Lucerna of the Toledo City police.
The family transferred to the house of a relative in barangay Medya Onse proper. /Correspondent Rhea Ruth V. Rosell
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