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Drunk killed after hugging lighted ‘Goodbye Philippines’

/ 09:47 AM January 01, 2016

A man was killed in Manila after a firecracker which was described by the Philippine National Police as “like a bomb” blew up in his face.

The victim was identified as Ronald Vericio, 45, from Buenos Aires Street in Sta. Mesa, Manila.

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According to witnesses, the victim was drunk when he lit and hugged a firecracker called “Goodbye Philippines.”

“Sinindihan nya tapos niyakap nya yung Goodbye Philippines,” witnesses said.

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(He lit and hugged Goodbye Philippines.)

His live-in partner Kristina Serrano said past 12 midnight when her partner lit up the firecracker.

Vericio was first taken to Ospital ng Sampaloc then transferred to Ospital ng Maynila where he was declared dead on arrival. RAM

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