Butcher dies in freak accident as he was slaughtering a pig in Camotes
Police says victim startled by ‘dead pig’ which suddenly came alive, threw knife in air, which landed on his throat
CEBU CITY, Philippines — A butcher in Camotes Island in northern Cebu died of a freak accident. This was while he was slaughtering a pig on September 22, 2023, in Pilar town.
Police Captain Michael Echavez, Pilar Police Station chief, identified the victim as Marcelito Lapeciros of Sitio Batang, Barangay Moabog, Pilar town of Camotes Islands.
Echavez said that Lapeciros died of a knife wound in the neck.
How the freak accident of the butcher happened
The Pilar police chief said that initial investigation showed that Lapeciros was butchering a pig at past 9 a.m. on Friday, September 22.
Lapeciros was using the knife that butcher’s use to slaughter a pig.
Like he would usually do in slaughtering a pig, Lapeciros would hit the pig on the head with a hard object first, rendering it unconscious.
Before that, the pig’s legs were already tied with a rope.
Lapeciros then allegedly stabbed the pig with the knife in the throat area, supposedly killing it.
‘Dead pig’ suddenly came alive
Thinking that the pig was already dead, he relaxed and was about to stab the pig again to gut it or prepare to remove its intestines when the pig suddenly came alive.
This startled Lapeciros, whose leg got entangled with the rope tied to the pig, and causing him to lose balance.
This also caused him to throw the knife that he was holding up in the air.
Knife lands on throat of butcher
And as Lapeciros struggled to regain balance, the knife, which was in the air, landed straight on the throat of the butcher. It’s sharp end hitting the throat area.
The butcher was rushed to the hospital, but he did not make it alive.
Pilar town is a fifth class municipality that belongs to the Camotes Island group located in northern Cebu.
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