ORMOC CITY-A driver of a passenger tricycle was injured while his two passengers were unhurt after a huge Gmelina tree fell on top of the tricycle they were board on Thursday (Nov. 17) along a national highway area in Barangay Libertad, Cabucgayan, Biliran.

Town police chief Lt. Eris John Salomon identified the wounded passengers as Junie Sanico, 60, married, tricycle driver, and passengers Samson Morales, 22, student, and Jessie Potot, 38.

Investigation conducted by the local police disclosed that the tricycle where the three victims were on board was on going to Brgy. Bunga, coming from the town proper at about 3 pm.

However, when the tricycle while moving along a national highway in Brgy. Libertad, a Gmelina Tree fell down, landing on the top portion of the tricycle.

The driver sustained abrasions on his head and wounds on his nose and was immediately brought to the town’s rural health unit for immediate medical treatment but later referred to Biliran Provincial Hospital, Naval, Biliran.

The two passengers were not hurt or injured during the incident.