Construction worker hacked dead in Butuan

May Diez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 07 2017 03:45 AM

BUTUAN CITY - A 30-year-old construction worker was hacked dead by a neighbor in Purok 8, Barangay Taguibo, Butuan City on Sunday afternoon, police said.

The victim, identified as Zosimo Ronato, was killed allegedly by Eddie Villalba, whose son he had a fistfight with earlier.

On his way home, Ronato was blocked by Villalba and, without provocation, was hacked by the latter on his leg, arm, and back using a bolo, police said.

Ronato was brought to the hospital where he was declared dead.

Butuan City police are conducting pursuit operation against Villalba, who fled the scene of the crime.