Cousins duel: 1 dead

DINGRAS, Ilocos Norte, No. 2–Cousins EdcelRosqueta and Rodolfo Soliven, both 40, married and barangay tanods (village guards), were buddies when doing their routinary patrol duties at Bgry. Cali this town.

But last night, All Saints Day celebration, while both were deployed at the wake of a barangay mate, something went wrong and terrifying.

As they watched  a friendly card game among teens and kids, the duo had a heated altercation and fist fight until both whipped from their pockets fan knives locally called “balisong”.

Cooler heads tried to pacify them but the two continued the knife duel until both slumped to the ground and bloodied.

Town Mayor Erdio Valenzuela said, based on police spot report, that Rosqueta suffered fatal wounds and later died at the hospital. Soliven was also treated at the emergency room for stab wounds. He is now under police custody. (tsg)