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Body of Ilonggo nurse killed in New Zealand quake identified

The remains of one of the two missing Ilonggo nurses trapped in a building that collapsed in February 22 earthquake in Christchurch City in New Zealand has been identified.

The body of Valquin Bensurto, 23, from Jaro District in Iloilo City, was identified among those recovered from the collapsed Canterbury Television (CTV) Building, Bensurto’s elder sister Ronisa Bensurto-Agraviador told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in a telephone interview on Wednesday.


Agraviador said her brother was identified on Sunday through his dental and medical records and DNA samples taken from their father, Rodolfo, who was in New Zealand.

“We have accepted his fate. It’s very painful for us but we leave it to Him,” Agraviador said.

She said despite his tragic fate, her brother was happy when he went to New Zealand last February because he wanted to work there.

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