MANILA, Philippines - A man was killed after a trailer truck ran over him in Tondo, Manila.
Henry Andales died on the spot, police said.
“Jumper nga [siya], nasa ilalim sila. Ang reaction nila mabilisan. Pagka ganyan ang truck, mabibilis, hindi sila napapansin," said SPO3 Marco Saunar, of the Manila Traffic Bureau.
Andales' live-in partner, Hilda Mandrasa, admitted that the victim steals from trucks for a living.
She said Andales boards trucks passing by in the area and steals its contents. She added that Andales was only forced to steal because he was ashamed to borrow money from his in-laws to buy school supplies for their two children.
"Kasi kailangan po ng pambaon bukas e saka pambili po ng sapatos ng anak ko kaya po siya umalis ngayong madaling araw. Sabi ko wag na siyang umalis, pumunta na lang kami kay nanay e sabi nahihiya na daw po siya sa biyenan niya," Mandarasa said.
Nobody was able to jot down the plate number of the truck that killed Andales as the accident happened in a dimly lit area. - Umagang Kay Ganda