Falling tree kills boy,10

A 10-YEAR old boy was killed after he was accidentally hit by a ‘gemelina’ tree being cut down by a chainsaw operator in Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur early morning Tuesday, a Police Regional Office 9 report said.

Monico delos Santos was walking along the road in Purok Upper Donggoan in Barangay Rebokon, Dumalinao municipaliwhen and unfortunately failed to notice the ‘gemelina’ tree being cut down by Gaudencio Bantilan.

The tree hit the head of the young boy who was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Jamellarin Hospital in Pagadian City by an attending physician more than an hour after he met the accident.

PRO9 director, Brigadier General Jesus D. Cambay Jr. said local policemen arrested Bantilan,45, a resident of Purok 1 in Bgy. Rebokon and locked him up at the police jail.

Cambay said the suspect will be facing charges for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.