One of two Bulacan truck mishap victims dies

One of the two victims plowed by a truck outside the city hall of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan and who were in critical condition at a hospital has died on Tuesday.

Analyn Somooc, 54, a resident of Barangay Graceville, succumbed to multiple rib fracture, according to her daughter, Abegail, and the chief of Ospital ng Lungsod ng San Jose Del Monte, Dr. Erbe Bugay.

She was one of the two who were pinned under a dump truck owned by the local government that figured in an accident after its driver, 57-year-old Herminio Gerona, suffered a heart attack and later died while driving.

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The local government said Mayor Arthur Robes and Rep. Rida Rodes will shoulder the victim's funeral service on top of other assistance.

The other victim, Mary Rose Eustaquio, is still in the hospital. Her hospitalization expenses will also be shouldered by the local government.

Somooc and Eustaquio were rushed to the hospital in critical condition after a truck plowed into a group of people waiting in line for cash assistance around 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday. Seven other individuals were also hurt.

The local government said the incident was "purely an accident," according to GMA News.

"Noong na-pull po sya (driver) sa vehicle, hindi na po sya humihinga (The driver was no longer breathing when we pulled him out)," Dr. Dennis Booth, city administrator, said.