• Basketball hoop ‘kills’ student, wounds another


    ZAMBOANGA CITY: A high school student was killed and another injured after a basketball hoop collapsed and pinned the victims inside the school’s gymnasium here on Tuesday. Officials said Greyshen Kurt Balanto, 12, died instantly while Jay Mark Gutierrez, 13, was brought to a hospital. The victims were listening to music on their cell phones when the accident happened at the Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School. One of their classmates, Remitch Remigio, who witnessed the incident, has told the victims to move away from the heavy hoop, but the victims – who had their headsets on – did not hear the warning. It was not immediately known whether the families of the victim would sue the school for negligence. Police are investigating the incident.


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