LAMUT, Ifugao – A 13-year old miner died after she allegedly drowned in a river when she and her friends went swimming at sitio Solang, Pieza here Tusday.
Senior Superintendent Constancio Chinayog, Jr., officer-in-charge of the Ifugao Provincial Police Office, identified the victim as Kecy Joyce Cablinan Campol, 13, student, and a resident of Ocapon, Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya.
Initial police investigation showed the victim and her companions decided to go swimming in a river in the area when she reportedly went missing.
Concerned barangay officials and community volunteers in the area conducted search and rescue operations and they were able to recover the lifeless body of the victim floating on the river.
She was rushed to a local hospital for medical treatment but she was declared dead on arrival and that it was found out that there were no other signs of external injuries on her body.
Her relatives decided to bring home her body to their residence for her to be given a descent burial.
By Dexter A. See