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Death of 3 jeepney drivers in Pangasinan investigated due to heat stroke

Three jeepney drivers in Pangasinan allegedly died due to heat stroke caused by the sweltering heat, according to GMA Regional TV’s Claire Lacanilao ’s report on “24 Oras.”

The One Pangasinan Transport Federation (OPTF) is now investigating if the deaths of two drivers from Calasiao town and one driver from eastern Pangasinan are connected to the high heat indices experienced over the country. 

"Lagi ko sinasabi na talagang mainit yung panahon, tulad ngayon itong oras na ito. Magpahinga lang sila. Huwag nilang ipilit kung talagang hindi nila kaya  para was din sa trouble,” OPTF President Bernard Tuliao. 

(We always remind them to rest and to not force themselves to work.)

PAGASA earlier said dangerous level of heat indices of up to 47°C is expected over 30 areas on Monday, May 6. 

“’Yung mga nasa labas na mga traffic aids natin, mga policemen, mga delivery men, mga jeepney drivers, dapat may baon sila na tubig. Tricycle drivers, ganun po. Dapat handa po sila laging may dalang tubig,” said Dagupan Health Officer Ophelia Rivera. 

(Workers who are exposed to the sun such as traffic aid, policemen, delivery riders, jeepney drivers should drink plenty of water.)

Over 1,000 hectares of corn, meanwhile, were affected by the high heat in the town of Madela in Quirino.  — Sundy Locus/BAP, GMA Integrated News