Boy, 3, killed, 2 hurt in Bulacan rockslide

December 01, 2018

A three-year-old boy was killed while two others were wounded in a rockslide that hit their house the other day in Sta. Maria, Bulacan.

The fatality was identified as Leonard Hebera Dorimon Jr. Taken to the nearest hospital for treatment of injuries were Teresita Auditor, 60, and Andrea Auditor, both of Sitio Gulod, Bgy. San Jose Patag, Sta. Maria.

Reports reaching Camp Crame said the incident occurred at around 3 p.m. in Sitio Gulod while the victims were resting inside their house.

According to Leonard Dorimon, 35, father of the boy, he went outside their house to clean his motorcycle when he heard a loud sound of a falling tree. When he looked outside, he saw a big rock fell into their house.

Leonard immediately sought the help of their neighbors, who reported the incident to the police.

Personnel from Bureau of Fire Protection in Sta. Maria and the BFP Regional Office 3 and Sta. Maria Rescue Unit immediately conducted a rescue operation.

The two victims were brought to the hospital but the boy was recovered at 4:14 a.m. yesterday and was brought to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival by an attending physician.

It was learned that the place of the incident was a former quarrying site some 20 years ago.

The rockslide caused the foundation of the house to cave-in as the house was located at the top portion of the place.