Kenneth Joy Gemarino : “Pregnant Woman’s Tragic Surprise Ends in Earthquake-Related Fatality in Davao Del Norte”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : DAVAO DEL NORTE – A devastating earthquake in Purok 3, Brgy. La Filipina, Tagum City, on Saturday evening, December 2, 2023, took a tragic turn when a pregnant woman’s attempt to surprise her live-in partner ended in heartbreak. The victim, identified as Kenneth Joy Gemarino, had planned to reveal the joyful news of carrying her partner John Ryan Martir’s second child. However, her life was tragically cut short due to the powerful earthquake.

According to an anonymous friend and resident of the area, Gemarino and Martir, along with their six-year-old son, swiftly evacuated their house when the earthquake struck. Unfortunately, a nearby wall, measuring 15 feet in height, collapsed, inflicting fatal head injuries on Gemarino. Martir also suffered injuries to his hand and other parts of his body, but their son miraculously escaped unscathed.

Emergency services were promptly dispatched to the scene and rushed the victims to Christ the King Specialist Hospital for immediate treatment. Tragically, Gemarino was declared dead upon arrival, leaving her loved ones devastated.

An investigation into the incident revealed that the collapsed wall was old, which likely contributed to its sudden collapse. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of maintaining infrastructure to prevent such tragic accidents.

Currently, Gemarino’s body remains in the hospital morgue, while her grief-stricken husband continues to recover from his injuries. The community has rallied around the family, offering support and condolences during this difficult time.

The earthquake has left the entire community shaken, emphasizing the need for preparedness and ensuring the safety of buildings and structures in earthquake-prone areas. Authorities are now working to assess the damage caused by the earthquake and provide assistance to affected residents.

As the community mourns the loss of a young life and supports the grieving family, this tragic incident serves as a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of treasuring every moment. The memory of Kenneth Joy Gemarino will forever remain etched in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

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