Farmer dies after attack by own carabao in Northern Samar

Farmer dies after attack by own carabao in Northern Samar

Farmer dies after attack by own carabao in Northern Samar

Northern Samar. INQUIRER FILES

TACLOBAN CITY — A farmer in Las Navas town, Northern Samar province, died on Tuesday, May 14, after being attacked by his carabao.

Alvin Pagaban, 42, was attacked by his carabao while tending to it in a creek in Barangay Andres, 7.5 km away from the town proper.


“The carabao suddenly attacked the victim vigorously, causing him to sustain multiple wounds,” said Police Staff Sergeant Rowenda Cesista, the case investigator at the Las Navas municipal police station, in a phone interview.


Pagaban, a resident of Barangay Geguinta, was rushed to the town’s rural health unit but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician, Cesista said.

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“This is the first time we have encountered such a case. Perhaps the carabao was tired after a day’s work and was stressed due to the sweltering heat, which may have caused it to behave aggressively and attack the farmer,” the police officer said.

The incident happened around 5 p.m.

According to Cesista, the farmer used his carabao to transport his palay produce in addition to its work in the rice fields.

The carabao remains in possession of the victim’s family.

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