Fiesta celebration in Carmen turns into tragedy after man dies

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A DRINKING session resulted in the death of a man attending a relative’s fiesta celebration in Sitio Acacia, Barangay Cogon East in the northeastern town of Carmen, Cebu on Sunday night, August 28, 2022.

The victim was identified as 40-year-old Jimson Villaganas, alias Botyok, a resident of Sitio Paho, Barangay Poblacion in the northwestern town of Tabuelan.

According to witnesses, an unidentified woman complained that a drunk Villaganas touched her private parts, prompting her male companion to attack him. Habal-habal drivers who heard her joined in the attack.

Bystanders broke up the commotion.

An ambulance from the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office arrived to bring the victim to the hospital. But as the ambulance was about to leave, Villaganas allegedly jumped out and hit his head on the road.

He stood up and tried to scale a fence but he again fell and hit his head on the ground.

Villaganas died.

Major Eric Gingoyon, chief of the Carmen Police Station, advised Villaganas’ relatives to have his body autopsied to determine if foul play was involved in his death. (AYB/PJB)