Philippine construction worker 'kills' colleague with 15kg barbell

MANILA (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A drunken argument reportedly led a construction worker to crack the head of a co-worker with a 15kg concrete barbell in Philippines' Caloocan City, police said.

Dominador Bagasala Dizon and Allan Besana were having a drinking session inside a construction barracks in Barangay 167 when they got into an argument at about 11.30pm Friday (Oct 20), according to investigator PO1 Gianvincenni Laguitao.

Police said the argument stemmed from a game of arm-wrestling.

During the verbal tussle, Besana allegedly picked up an improvised concrete barbell and pummelled Dizon at least three times in the head.

Dizon was declared dead on arrival at the Acebedo General Hospital while Besana fled. The suspect remains at large.

The victim's family and friends told police that Dizon and Besana were in good terms before the incident. Laguitao said Besana had no previous criminal record.