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Miner dies from gas poisoning in Benguet town

03:52 PM April 18, 2017

BAGUIO CITY — A miner died from gas poisoning on Monday afternoon (April 17) while cleaning an impounding tank used to store mine tailings in Barangay Ucab in Itogon town, Benguet province.

Allen Dao-as, 24, was rushed to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) where he was declared dead on arrival, according to the Cordillera Police Regional Office.

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Peter Ticag, 40, and Benito Bolinget Lengwa, 26, who were cleaning the tank with Dao-as, survived. They were treated for gas inhalation at Baguio hospitals.

The miners collapsed at around 2 p.m. inside the tank. –Inquirer Northern Luzon /atm/rga

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