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Man looking for cow drowns in flood in Cagayan

/ 03:18 PM November 29, 2016
Cagayan flooding (RADYO INQUIRER FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF CAGAYAN POLICE)

Cagayan flooding (RADYO INQUIRER FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF CAGAYAN POLICE)

SANTIAGO CITY — Police recovered the body of a man who drowned on Monday as he waded through rising floodwater to look for his missing cow in Claveria town in Cagayan province.

Strong rains pounded Cagayan and parts of Isabela province and triggered floods on Monday and Tuesday, the Cagayan Task Force Lingkod-Bayan said.

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Floods affected low-lying villages in Cagayan, prompting Gov. Manuel Mamba to suspend classes from pre-school to high school on Tuesday.

A Japanese tugboat was stranded off the coast in Sanchez Mira town in Cagayan. It had a crew of 15 people but only 13 had been brought to safety.

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In Isabela, floods prevented motorists from crossing the Alicaocao Bridge in Cauayan town, the Baculod Bridge in Ilagan City, and the Cabagan-Santo Tomas and Santa Maria-Cabagan bridges.  SFM/rga

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TAGS: accidental death, boat stranding, Cagayan, Claveria municipality, discovery of a body, drowning, Flood, Governor, Isabela, Local officials, Manuel Mamba, Mira municipality, Rain, recovery of a body, tugboat
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