May 20, 2024

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Dr. Acuesta, ex-Masbate Provincial Health officer, dies in car accident

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Dr. Oscar Baruga Acuesta, former Provincial Health Officer of Masbate, died in a car accident on early dawn of Wednesday.

The accident occurred along the road of Barangay Usab, Masbate City.

According to police report, injured was Krisnel Gutierrez, driver, 27 years old of Barangay Poblacion, Balud, Masbate and fatality, Dr. Oscar Baruga Acuesta, 65 years old, married, a resident of Purok Everlasting, Baranay Poblacion, Balud, Masbate.

Initial report said Dr. Acuesta was being rushed to downtown Masbate City onboard a Toyota Fortuner from Milagros town for treatment after suffering from chest pain when the vehicle accidentally turned upside down.

Dr. Acuesta was retrieved by responders, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The driver survived, with minor abrasions on his body.

Photo by Alice Jill