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2 miners dead, 6 hurt in Benguet accidental gas poisoning

Two miners died while six others were hospitalized following a gas poisoning incident in a pocket mining tunnel in Benguet Monday, the Philippine National Police said Wednesday.
PNP Cordillera spokesman Superintendent Davy Limmong said all the victims were residents of Barangay Cabiten in Mankayan town in Benguet.
Limmong said the tunnel was located in the Tumtumba area in Barangay Cabiten.
He identified the fatalities as Dante Lingyasan, 36; and Elton Labintas, 19.

Those injured were:
  • Nobres Tip-ac Libag, 28
  • Elvis Lambino, 27
  • Jessie Lambino, 30
  • Dominic Olio, 42
  • Junes Bombe, 44
  • Carl Lingsayen, 23.
An initial investigation showed that at about 2 p.m. Monday, fumes from a burst water pump filled a pocket mining tunnel where the victims were working. — with Joel Locsin/RSJ, GMA News