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Bohol teen swept away by flood dies

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 04:29 PM July 29, 2020

A teenager was swept by a flash flood after he tried to cross the flooded road in Barangay Odiong in Jagna town, Bohol on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. —Adonis John Cagas/MDRRMO Office

TAGBILARAN CITY –– A 17-year-old teen died after he was swept away by floodwaters in an upland village in Jagna town during a heavy downpour on Wednesday.

Niño Cagasan, a resident of Barangay Odiong in Jagna, was on his way to bring vegetables to the market when he was swept away by floodwaters while trying to cross a road, said Adonis John Cagas, administrative and training officer of the Jagna disaster office.

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Rescuers from the Jagna Emergency Medical and Rescue Unit immediately went to the area to search for the boy.

Cagasan was eventually found dead near a bridge in the boundary of Barangays Can-ipol and Lonoy.

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Neighbors and friends of the victim described him as “kind, generous, and hardworking.”

A five-hour rain lashed Jagna town on Wednesday, causing a landslide and flash flood in Purok 2 in Barangay Odiong.

The village has about 1,000 inhabitants.

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