Dog killed after being buried in sugarcane pile

A truck loaded with sugarcane overshot to the roadside, hitting a portion of a house, and killing a pet dog at Barangay Antipolo, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of Pontevedra Municipal Police Station)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – A pet dog was killed in a road mishap at Barangay Antipolo, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental yesterday.

According to Police Captain Hancel Lumandaz, town police chief, a German Shepherd was pinned by a pile of sugarcane that fell from a truck which overshot to the roadside.

Lumandaz said the truck driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle when it was about to turn.

The truck also hit a portion of a house and a cage where the dog was staying.

A motorcycle parked at the said area was also covered with sugarcane.

The house owner and his family were unharmed.