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Authorities searching for missing laborer carried away by river in Romblon

/ 08:05 PM September 23, 2017
Magdiwang in Romblon

Magdiwang town in Romblon (Image from Google Maps)

CITY OF CALAPAN — Disaster responders are on a search-and-rescue operation for a laborer who went missing on Saturday morning while crossing a river in Magdiwang town in Romblon province.

According to a report from the Magdiwang Municipal Police Station, Jonel Romero, 32, was reported missing by his brother-in-law, Oraly Roxana, at around 10:30 a.m. after failing to come home.

Romero, a resident of Sitio Agsalay, Barangay Jao-asan, was last seen Friday at about 9 p.m.

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Investigators found out that Romero was crossing a river on his way home when the strong current of flooded river carried him away.

Involved in the search-and-rescue operation are the Municipal Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council, Bureau of Fire Protection and the Philippine Coast Guard. –Madonna T.  Virola

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