3 siblings die after eating turtle meat


Posted at Oct 13 2014 04:03 PM | Updated as of Oct 14 2014 11:46 AM

MANILA – Three siblings died after allegedly eating turtle meat in Barangay Liang, Irosin, Sorsogon, police said Monday.

PO3 Ronnie Dollentas of Irosin Police said couple Pio and Teresa Alon bought the turtle meat from a certain Norman Gacias, a fisherman from Matnog.

The couple then cooked the turtle meat and served it to their three children, two of whom were aged 1 and 5.

The following day, the children complained of stomach ache and vomited.

The 1-year-old girl was pronounced dead on arrival at the Irosin District Hospital, while her two siblings died while being transferred to Sorsogon Provincial Hospital.

The couple also got sick from eating the turtle meat, but they are now on their way to recovery. – report from Edwin Sevidal, dzMM