Fuel tanker torched in Quezon town

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/06 September 2011) Police
investigation is on-going on the incident in San Jose, Quezon town
where still unidentified perpetrators hailed and torched a fuel tanker
on October 4, police report said.Supt. Canilo Fuentes, deputy director of the Bukidnon Provincial
Police Office, said initial investigation showed that more or less 10
armed men hailed the Fuso Super Great fuel tanker servicing Shell
Corporation midnight in Sitio Sunflower.  The driver was reported to
have been forced to disembark and has remained missing as of Thursday.

The fuel carrier with plate number KER 379 was partially burned,
according to the report cited by Fuentes.

A source at the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG) told
Davao-based MindaNews that police recovered from the scene “a
detonator of Molotov cocktail and a gallon of diesel fuel.”

According to their preliminary investigation, the men hailed the
tanker and then at gunpoint, ordered the driver, Ryan Tuling, to
alight from the truck.

Tuling, a flagman of Montesclaros Construction, is a resident of Sitio
Quarry, Barangay San Jose, Quezon.

The same source said that three of the attackers rode a black STX
motorcycle with no plate number in getting away from the crime scene
while the rest fled on foot toward different directions.

“This team is still conducting thorough investigation to locate the
whereabouts of the said driver of fuel tanker,” the source added.

Police has looked at the angle that the group belonged to the
communist New People’s Army. But the rebels have not yet issued any
statement owning the attack as of October 6. (Bukidnon News)


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