Monday, October 13, 2008

Colleague’s punch kills worker

MANILA, Philippines – A construction worker’s punch killed his co-worker following a spat early Monday in Caloocan City. The Caloocan police are tracking the suspect, identified as J.V. Cile, a resident of Bagong Silang, Caloocan. His victim, John Lacambra, 53, also of Bagong Silang, died after Cile punched him in the face. Police Officer 1 Alcee Jumaquio, case investigator, said the two workers had attended a wake when, for unknown reasons, a scuffle broke out between them at around 12 a.m.Even as bystanders tried to break them apart, Cile, who was reported to be inebriated, managed to land the punch on the face of Lacambra, who fell down and hit his head on the concrete pavement. Lacambra, who lost consciousness, was immediately brought to the nearest hospital where he died while undergoing treatment. Cile, on the other hand, escaped immediately after the incident.