Slide injures elderly, damages stalls-A A +A
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet - An elderly woman was injured and three commercial stalls were destroyed in a rockslide in a village here on Tuesday.
Rafael Valencia, one of the Baguio-based rescuers, took part in helping the trapped people out of the wrecked stalls in Barangay Picon.
The injured elderly woman, who is in her 60's, was identified as Eliza Baltac.
Baltac, who suffered bruises and contusions, was rushed to the Pines City Medical Center. She is now in stable condition.
On site investigators from the La Trinidad police office said the rocks and boulders could have loosened due to prolonged torrential rains. (Aure Galacgac)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on July 05, 2012.