2 hurt when tree falls on tricycle in Legazpi City

2 hurt when tree falls on tricycle due to heavy rains in Legazpi City

2 hurt when tree falls on tricycle due to heavy rains in Legazpi CityLEGAZPI CITY —  A tricycle driver and a boy were injured Saturday after a tree fell on their vehicle in Barangay Homapon in this city.

The continuous rains brought by Tropical Depression Aghon uprooted the acacia tree that subsequently hit the tricycle around 10 a.m., leaving Fredel Bercilla, 30, the driver, and a 12-year-old boy, all residents of Barangay Imalnod in this city, wounded.

Beberlyn Bitancur, Imanod village chief, said in a private message that the driver was in critical condition while his nephew was unconscious. The victims were taken to a hospital for treatment.


Bitancur said the two other passengers, also minors, were unharmed.


Since Friday morning, May 24, Albay province has been experiencing moderate to heavy rains spawned by Aghon.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Southern Luzon earlier raised the “orange” rainfall warning in Albay and Sorsogon, which was expected to cause flooding and landslides in high-risk areas.

In the 2 p.m. bulletin, Pagasa said Aghon slightly weakened as it crossed Ticao Island and Masbate City and was moving west-northwestward at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour (kph).

It was estimated to be over the coastal waters of Sibuyan Island and had a slightly lower maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph.

The Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 was still hoisted in Sorsogon, Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, and Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Aurora, the eastern portion of Nueva Ecija (General Tinio, Gabaldon), the eastern portion of Bulacan (Norzagaray, Doña Remedios Trinidad, City of San Jose del Monte), Metro Manila, Quezon including Pollilo Islands, Romblon (Cajidiocan, Magdiwang, San Fernando, Romblon, Corcuera, Banton, San Agustin, San Andres, Calatrava, Concepcion), Marinduque, Laguna, Rizal, Oriental Mindoro (Pinamalayan, Pola, Naujan, Victoria, Socorro, City of Calapan), Batangas (Lobo, Taysan, Rosario, Padre Garcia, San Juan, Santo Tomas), the northern portion of Northern Samar (Rosario, Biri, San Isidro, Capul, San Vicente, Victoria, Lavezares, San Antonio, San Jose, Allen, Bobon) and the northern portion of Samar (Tagapul-An).

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