Body of missing girl swept away by flash flood found in Zambales
SUBIC, Zambales—Residents here on Wednesday afternoon found the body of a 5-year-old girl who was reported missing on Monday when a flash flood swept away a house beside a creek in the village of Mangan-vaca.
Police said the body of R-Gien Quintero was discovered underneath a boat berthed in the nearby village of Calapandayan after floodwater receded at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
Quintero’s body, police said, was decomposing and immediately buried by her relatives.
On Monday morning, the victim’s siblings—an 8-month-old baby and a 3-year old girl—drowned following the flash flood triggered by heavy rain dumped by Typhoon “Ineng” in the province, police said. Allan Macatuno/RC
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