Minors found dead in DavNor rivers

Jan. 20, 2015

A body of a dead girl was found inside a white sack floating along Hijo River in Purok 7, Barangay Apokon, Tagum City Sunday afternoon.

The girl victim, estimated to be 12 to 15 years old, was wearing blue denim short pants, white t-shirt and a white wrist band on her left arm.

Police Investigator Romeo M. Mausisa from Davao del Norte Police Provincial Office said that the victim sustained bruises on her neck. The victim’s body was brought to Villagan Funeral Homes Services.

Meanwhile, two other minors died of drowning along the river of Purok 2-A, Barangay Tuganay, Carmen, Davao del Norte last Saturday.

The victims were identified as Angelyn Sumalinog, 9, and her younger brother Rogelio Sumalinog, Jr., 4. Rogelio accidentally fell on the river while his sister Angelyn tried to rescue him but both of them drowned. Angelyn was recovered around 10:30 AM Saturday but was pronounced dead on arrival at the Carmen District Hospital. Rogelio is still missing.

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