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2 kids drown in pit filled with rainwater in Isabela

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 07:43 PM August 16, 2022
in Isabela

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RAMON, Isabela—A 9-year-old girl and her 6-year-old brother drowned in a pit filled with floodwater in Barangay (village) Burgos here following a heavy downpour, police said Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Maj. Sharon Mallillin, Cagayan Valley acting regional police spokesperson, identified the victims as Marianne and Supremo Contawe, residents of the said village.

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Village chief Bernard Santiago said the siblings went to play in the 2-meter-deep pit on Aug. 13. The ground was dug up for the ongoing construction of a warehouse.

The bodies of the children were discovered after residents in the area found the victims’ slippers near the pit.

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Police said the warehouse owner would shoulder the burial expenses for the victims. INQ

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