Bodies of 2 missing in Laguna flashflood found
SAN PEDRO CITY, Laguna, Philippines—A search team on Tuesday recovered the bodies of two persons who went missing after they were swept away by a flashflood in Majayjay town in Laguna province on Sunday, police said.
Senior Insp. Marcelino Marcial, Majayjay police chief, said the two-day search ended after rescuers found the bodies of Vanessa Carillo and Bryan Alemania on Tuesday morning.
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Carillo’s body was found in Barangay (village) Bakia in Majayjay while Alemania was found in a section of a river in the nearby town of Magdalena.
Rescuers on Monday found the body of Alemania’s six-year-old daughter, Christine Althea, seven kilometers from the Dalitiwan Resort in Barangay Ilayang Banga.
The three were guests at a mountainside resort when a flashflood, triggered by heavy rains on Sunday, swept them into the Dalitiwan River.
Marcial said rescuers had a hard time locating the bodies due to the strong current and thick mud in the river./rga
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