Wednesday, March 14, 2007

News: Blast fishing toll: 1 dead, another critical in Surigao

Dynamite fishing took its toll when a fisherman got blasted to death and his campanion now fights for dear life at a hospital in Libjo, Surigao del Norte, police authorities reported Tuesday.

Reports reaching the command and operations center of the Police Regional Office 13, the accidental blasting incident occured at sea, off the coast of Barangay Kanihaan, Libjo town late on Monday afternoon.

Chief Supt. Antonio D. Nanas, regional director of PRI-13 identified the fatality as one Gerry Coyumo Estobo, 30, of Barangay Kanihaan.

Critically wounded was Warlito Apan Estrajano, 33, a neighbor of Estomo. He was immediately brought to Libjo District Hospital for treatment of mangled extremities and other parts of the body.

Initial investigation disclosed that the victims were on a fishing expedition aboard their motorized pump boat, when the dynamite ignited by Estobo, suddenly exploded.

The exploosion was so intense that Estrajano, who was at the other end of the boat, still sustained multiple wounds in various parts of his body.

As this develop, Chief Supt. Nanas called on all fishfolk in the area to heed government warnings against blast fishing, pointing to the stiff penalties that lurks on them once the get caught inflagrante delicto. Read more.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

sa gamay pa ko kahinumdom jod ko nga naa joy pongkol sa mga baryo along the coast. tungod sa tiro.
ato mga pulis way mahimo kay naa man sila sa lungsod. ang dako unta ug responsibilidad nga musombong sa pulis ang mga kapitan sa baryo.
unsaon apil man sab ug paniro.