1 dead, 1 injured as truck loaded with gasoline catches fire in Negros city

Published October 12, 2021, 7:00 PM

by Glazyl Masculino

BACOLOD CITY — A man died while another was injured after their canter truck loaded with 100 containers of gasoline caught fire near Umapog Bridge in Barangay Luna, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

The Cadiz City Fire Station identified the fatality as a certain “Romnick.”

Firefighters respond to a burning truck that resulted in the death of a man in Barangay Luna, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Cadiz City Fire Station/Manila Bulletin)

Wounded was truck driver John Vincent Recto, 25, of Escalante City.

Based on the investigation of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the alleged speeding truck fell on its side and hit a barrier while it was approaching the curve part of the road.

The victims were able to get out of the vehicle, but unfortunately, Romnick failed to go farther from the burning vehicle.

Romnick was burned, while Recto suffered third degree burns and was taken to a hospital.

The BFP initially pegged the damage at P370,000.