LA PAZ, Abra – A 5-year old day care pupil died after he reportedly slipped and drowned inside a deep well at Benben here Monday morning.
Senior Superintendent Antonio Bartolome, provincial director of the Abra Provincial Police Office, identified the victim as Roy Matias Oca, 5, a daycare pupil of Benben Primary School and a resident of Benben, La Paz, Abra.
Initial police investigation showed the victim reportedly went home after knowing that they had no classes but after eating his lunch, he decided to go back to school.
While on his way to school, he chanced upon his half-sister and cousin fetching water in a deep well and volunteered to help them but the two girls told him to stay sway instead.
The victim still proceeded to the deep well and while at the mouth of the well, he slipped and fell inside prompting her half-sister and cousin to seek help from concerned residents.
The victim was rushed to a local hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival by attending physicians.
By Dexter A. See