Boy crushed to death by bulldozer

Posted at 08/18/2012 2:03 PM | Updated as of 08/18/2012 2:03 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A 12-year-old boy was killed after he was run over by a bulldozer in Barangay Concepcion, Malabon City Saturday morning.

The victim, Christian Alejo, was collecting scrap metal at a vacant lot when he was crushed to death by the bulldozer at around 10 a.m.

Witnesses said the bulldozer’s operator, who is still unidentified, failed to notice that a boy was behind the bulldozer when he backed up.

The operator fled the scene after incident and is still at large.

The victim’s father, Eduardo, urged the suspect to surface and surrender to authorities.

“Sana makonsensya ka naman. ‘Yung bata walang kamuwang-muwang,” he said. -- Report from Dennis Datu, dzMM