2 13-Yr.-Old Girls Got Drowned

Two minors got drowned in a lagoon at Sitio Veto in Barangay Camindangan in Sipalay City Saturday afternoon.

Chief Inspector Romeo Vargas, Sipalay PNP OIC police chief, identified the victim as Lovely Mae Planas Apas and April Rose Basay Baynosa, both 13 years old and residents of Purok Lagundi in Barangay Camindangan, Sipalay.

Police investigation disclosed that the victims just finished harvesting peanuts and went swimming in a lagoon with their minor companions.

The two victims chased each other in the lagoon and when they reached a deeper portion they failed surface. They got drowned and nobody tired to rescue them.

The victims were brought to the Sipalay City Health Satellite Office but Dr. Roberto Ledesma declared them dead-on-arrival.*(Cyrus M. Garde)



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