Grandpa, 80, Charred to Death in Cornfield Fire

PAOAY, Ilocos Norte (April 13) – Octogenarian Ben Collado of this town could hardly walk due to old age. Despite of his handicap, he enjoyed doing farm work.

From his house in Brgy. Nalasin to nearby Brgy. San Roque, he went to his farm, gathered the dried corn leaves there and set it on fire. Cops surmised the blaze went uncontrolled and caught his garment. Nobody was around to help him until rescuers found his charred body, probers reported. (bb)