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Sick man burn himself in Lunzuran


A man who is allegedly suffering from a lingering illness attempted to burn himself inside his own house yesterday morning at Phase 3, Purok 6, Barangay Lunzuran, this city.

Police Station 5 commander Supt. Mark Azur told Zamboanga Today that Herardo El Viña y Monininto, 56, single, a resident of the said barangay suffered severe burns on the different parts of his body.

Azur said the victim was only saved from certain death when alert medical team responded to the fire incident report and was able to rush the victim to Zamboanga Peninsula (ZAMPEN).

Azur said that at about 7:45 a.m. yesterday, a certain Ronald Diaz called the police station to report regarding an ongoing conflagration in their neighborhood.

Personnel from the Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP) responded at the fire scene and were able to promptly extinguish the fire to prevent it from escalating to the rest of the neighborhood.

Further information received by ZT revealed that El Viña has already been suffering from serious health problem aside from defective eyesight.

The police and the fire bureau are still conducting a deeper investigation on the incident. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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