Audience member dies in accident during ‘Wowowin’ taping

MANILA, Philippines – An audience member died while another one faced injuries in an accident during a studio taping of GMA's 'Wowowin’ on Tuesday. The producers of the variety show confirmed the tragic accident today, January 23.

Willie Revillame of GMA Network's variety show 'Wowowin'.
Willie Revillame of GMA Network's variety show 'Wowowin'.

According to the report, the two victims were dancing and singing along during the opening segment of the show when they accidentally fell from the bleachers.

While one victim only suffered injury, the other one met her untimely death after falling and hitting a fire extinguisher. Milagros Espiritu suffered a fracture while Estrella Bognot passed away.

The statement from GMA Network and WBR Entertainment reads:

“During the Wowowin taping on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 on or about 5:25 in the afternoon, an unfortunate accident transpired during the opening number of the show. One member from the studio audience was injured, while another lost her life.

“The person injured was identified as Milagros Espiritu, while the audience member who passed away is Estrella Bognot. According to the statement of Security Marshal Roel Batang who witnessed the accident, the two audience, who were at the bleachers of the studio, lost their balance while singing and dancing during the opening act.

“On account of the accident, Ms. Espiritu suffered a fracture, while the head of Ms. Bognot hit a fire extinguisher. They were immediately attended to by the in-house paramedic of WBR Entertainment and rushed to nearby Delgado Hospital.

"WBR Entertainment and GMA Network deeply commiserate with, and extended immediate assistance to, the families and loved ones of the victims."

— Sally, The Summit Express

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