BORONGAN, February 13, 2018–A Catholic priest died and another was injured today in separate road accidents in the southern part of Eastern Samar province amid inclement weather.
Fr. Moises Campo, parish priest of Guiuan town, died on-the-spot on suspicion of hit-and-run after the vehicle he was driving collided with a truck along Brgy. Naparaan in Salcedo town this afternoon.
Police are still in the process of officially identifying the truck driver.
Meanwhile, in separate accident earlier, Campo’s assistant priest was rushed to a hospital in Tacloban City after he crashed his car into a light pole along Barangay Anuron in Mercedes town.
Motorists pulled Fr. Edmel Raagas from his blazing car where he sustained burns in different parts of his body.
Both priests were on their way back to Guiuan after attending their bimonthly presbyterium meeting in the province’s capital city of Borongan, roughly 111 kilometers north of Guiuan.
Landslides and flooding in some towns have been already reported in some areas as heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Basyang have been pouring without letup since Monday over the province. (Roy Lagarde / Este News)