Century-old acacia tree fell; 2 hurt

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CEBU CITY -- At least two persons were hurt when a century-old acacia tree fell on a passing truck along the national highway in San Fernando, a town in southern Cebu, Wednesday afternoon.

Traffic was stalled for hours, starting 3:40 p.m., as the acacia tree blocked the road in Barangay Balud.

Reports identified one of those injured as Benjie Pobadora, who was onboard the hauler truck when the incident happened. The other injured was the driver.

As of 7 p.m. Wednesday, traffic on the national highway going to the south remained heavy, as workers have to clear the road.

Below are photos contributed to Sun.Star by Jules Lazarte and Rey Campana:


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