By J. Jala | 04:47 PM January 29, 2020
They were regular senior high students, oblivious to the impending harm that was underway following an army truck ramming into the eatery where they were taking their lunch, Wednesday noon.
Authorities have confirmed that the victims of road accident were senior high school students of Katipunan National High School, Carmen, Bohol.
According to Police Corporal Niezel Pescante, investigator at the Carmen Police Station, an 18-year-old student died after military truck hit a carenderia along the national highway in Barangay Katipunan in Carmen town Wednesday.
The victim was identified as Roda Mae Niere,18, a senior high school student at KNHS.
Other injured students were Nelson Doroy, Rhea Mae Garcia, Jomil Sarmiento, Mary Grace Buñao and Laiza Jamil–all 18.
Doroy’s left leg was amputated.
Those who sustained serious injuries were brought to Cong. Simeon G. Toribio Memorial Hospital in Carmen town, and later transfered to Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in Tagbilaran City.
The incident occurred at around 12:45 p.m. along the national highway of Barangay Katipunan, police report said.
The victim and several others were having lunch when they were accidentally hit by the speeding military truck.
It was learned that the military truck driven by Private First Class Jay-r Dela Torre of the Philippine Army 47IB.
The Carmen police arrested Dela Torre who faces charges for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide, physical injuries, and damage to property.
Officials from the Philippine Army have yet to issue an official statement regarding the unfortunate incident.