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3 kids drown in Zambales river

Villagers retrieve the bodies of three children who drowned in a river in Barangay San Miguel, San Antonio town, Zambales province on Monday (March 28) afternoon. (Photo courtesy of San Antonio municipal police station)

Villagers retrieve the bodies of three children who drowned in a river in Barangay San Miguel, San Antonio town, Zambales province on Monday (March 28). (Photo courtesy of San Antonio municipal police station)

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales — Three children ages 3 to 5 drowned while swimming in a river in Barangay San Miguel here on Monday (March 28) afternoon, police said.

Police Sgt. Noel Cunanan, investigator of the municipal police station, identified the victims as Brietanya Alexa Ancho, 3; and her cousins, John Andre Guania, 5, and Prince Nythan Ocol, 5.

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Cunanan said the children were last seen alive while playing without an adult companion along the shoreline and at a nearby resort around 2 p.m.

Witnesses said the river where the victims’ bodies were found floating was located a few meters from the shoreline.

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The victims were taken to the San Marcelino District Hospital in a nearby town, but they were all pronounced dead upon arrival. INQ

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