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2nd body of treasure hunter retrieved from Negros Oriental tunnel

/ 11:53 AM January 04, 2019

DUMAGUETE CITY — Rescuers on Friday recovered the body of one of the treasure hunters who was buried alive in a tunnel 50 feet deep in Barangay Boloc-Boloc in Sibulan town, Negros Oriental Wednesday.

The casualty was believed to be that of Bobby Baldado, a native of Valencia town.

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Baldado was the second body retrieved by rescuers.

On Thursday afternoon, rescuers also recovered the body of another treasure hunter identified as Algie Javier.

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Adrian Sedillo, executive officer of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of Negros Oriental, said they continued to search for Feliciano Ensilay.

The three treasure hunters had entered a 50-feet underground tunnel to locate the fabled Yamashita treasure when the tunnel suddenly collapsed on Wednesday.

A fourth member, Mauro Alforque, survived to report the incident.

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