Lady who fed stray dogs during Marawi siege dies in road mishap

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MISAMIS ORIENTAL  (December 3) — The lady who fed the  stray dogs  of Marawi during the siege died  in a road mishap on Saturday, December 1, in Barangay Tibugan, Initao, Misamis  Oriental.

Rosa Apag, 55, employee of the city government of Iligan,  was featured  last year as the woman who helped  the  Iligan City  Veterinarian’s Office and the Animal Kingdom Group fed the starving  stray dogs  which were left by the owners during the Marawi crisis.

On Saturday,  however, Apag, her husband Gilberto and her sister Maria Teresa,  46 ,  died in a vehicular accident.

They were declared dead-upon-arrival at Misamis Oriental Provincial Hospital (MOPH)-Initao.

Case Investigator Police Officer 3 (PO3) Francis Dadole, of Initao Municipal Police Station revealed, that  the victims  car lost control which resulted to their untimely death.

According to Dadole,   the victims were on their way home from Cagayan de Oro,  when their vehicle  driven by Edgar Dale Zaragoza,  17,   son of Maria Teresa, maneuvered to overtake another car  but  during the execution, there was a  vehicle was approaching the opposite direction, when it maneuvered back  to its proper lane, it lost control.

“The driver  tried to overtake but another vehicle  was  coming, when  he returned to his proper lane he lost control,  their  pick up rammed on a  signage and fell into an excavated  easement,” he added.

Three died, but  Edgar Dale Zaragoza, and Hermelinda Velte suffered injuries, they were  brought to Misamis Oriental Provincial Hospital  but was later transferred to a hospital in Iligan City.-Divina M. Suson/NewsLine. ph

 

 

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