ORMOC CITY– A coco lumber worker suffered a fractured foot after a tree he was cutting collapsed onto him at approximately 8:29 am on Wednesday (April 3) in Bato, Leyte.

According to Joanne Capal, a staff member of the local Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO), they received a distress call reporting the accident that occurred in Barangay Bago.

Responding swiftly, they reached the site within minutes, where they found victim Mario Aguilar, 33 lying on the ground in considerable pain.

Capal recounted that Aguilar explained he was working alone, cutting a coconut tree when it unexpectedly toppled onto his foot, resulting in a severe fracture.

The MDRRMO’s rescue team promptly transported Aguilar to the Hilongos District Hospital.
Due to the severity of his injury, he was subsequently transferred to the Southern Leyte Provincial Hospital in Maasin City for further medical attention.