2 girls drown in Pangasinan

MANAOAG,, Pangasinan — Two girls drowned while swimming in a river in Barangay Sapang here late Saturday, according to a police report.

The two were identified as Irish Mae Relosa, 15; and her younger sister, Angelo Joy, 12; both residents of Sitio Sagun, Barangay Pugaro, Manaoag town.

Other residents who were also bathing in the river reported to the police around 4:31 p.m. Saturday when they noticed the siblings were missing.

A few minutes later, the girls were found by elements of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) six feet underwater and were not moving.

The siblings were identified by their aunt Dina Molina, 20.

The girls were rushed to the Manaoag Community Hospital where they were declared dead on arrival. Leonardo Micua/PNA-northboundasia.com