PARACELIS, Mountain Province October 09 – A 7-year old Grade 2 pupil died after he allegedly drowned in a portion of the Mallig river located at Maab-abnot, Bunot, here, Friday.
Police authorities identified the fatality as Kim Almeda Lumasoc, 7, grade 2 pupil of Maab-abnot Elementary School and a resident of Maab-abnot, Bunot Paracelis Mountain Province.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim went to the Mallig river to take a bath and joined his older brother and a companion who were cleaning a vehicle.
Before leaving the place, his older brother called the attention of the victim to go home considering that they will be proceeding to Tabuk city, Kalinga for something important matters to attend.
When his father went to the school to look for his son, he was not able to find him there, thus, he proceeded to the river and saw the lifeless body of his son submerged In a shallow portion of the said river.
The victim was immediately brought home by his family members for him to be given a descent wake and burial.
By Dexter A. See