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Woman critical after falling off breakwater with Legazpi marker

Legazpi City marker (Photo from the official website of Legazpi City at http://legazpi.gov.ph/civil-engineers-find-legazpi-an-exotic-place-feature/)

Legazpi City marker (Photo from the official website of Legazpi City at http://legazpi.gov.ph/civil-engineers-find-legazpi-an-exotic-place-feature/)

LEGAZPI CITY — A woman who was here for a national convention is in critical condition after she fell off the breakwater as she posed for a photograph next to the Legazpi marker Tuesday evening.

Superintendent Nilo S. Berdin, Legazpi City police chief, said on Wednesday initial investigation revealed that Melva Dolotina, 54, a native of Barangay (village) Talon-talon in Zamboanga City, was on the Legazpi Boulevard in Barangay Puro when she lost her balance and fell down the seashore off the breakwater near the Legazpi marker at 6:30 p.m.

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Berdin said the victim hit her head at the rocky portion of the boulevard, causing her critical injuries.

Dolotina’s companion Margie Padua said she posed and stood between the letters G and A of the Legazpi marker for her photo to be taken. Both women were here for the National Convention of Court Stenographers.

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Dolotina was taken to the Albay Doctors Hospital where she will soon undergo a surgical operation.

Dr. Rico Chavez, attending physician at the hospital, said that as of Wednesday, the victim remained unconscious.  SFM

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TAGS: Accident, accident injuries, breakwater, fall, falling, Legazpi Boulevard, Legazpi City marker, Margie Padua, Melva Dolotina, picture-taking, serious injuries, Superintendent Nilo S. Berdin
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