Noxious gas kills Benguet pocket miner

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CAMP BADO DANGWA, Benguet: A pocket miner died from gas poisonings in a private mine tunnel in Benguet on Thursday.

Chief Supt. Benjamin Maga-long, Cordillera regional chief, identified the fatality as Sonny Cobcobo, 44, of Guinaoang, Man-kayan, Benguet.

Magalong said Cobcobo succumbed to poisonous gas at about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday in a private mining tunnel located in Sitio Bagwit, Suyoc, Mankayan, Benguet.

Investigation revealed that the victim together with a companion entered the tunnel at about 3:30 p.m. Cobcobo’s companion said the victim inhaled the poisonous gas while working inside the tunnel.


The victim was immediately rushed to the Lutheran Hospital in Abatan, Buguias, Benguet where he was pronounced dead on arrival by attending physicians.

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