3 kids drown in Cordillera river
Raymund Catindig (The Philippine Star) - November 7, 2015 - 9:00am

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – Three schoolchildren drowned as they were playing in a river in Sabangan, Mountain Province on Friday.

Mars Maleptey, 12; his brother Miko, 11, and their cousin Uriel Simultog, 11, were swept away by the currents in a river in Barangay Tambingan.

Responding village officials retrieved the children at around 10 a.m., but they were declared dead on arrival at the Luis Hora Memorial Regional Hospital.

The victims did not know how to swim, provincial police director Senior Superintendent Oliver Enmodias said.  

AROUND ARRIVAL BARANGAY TAMBINGAN LUIS HORA MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL MARS MALEPTEY MIKO MOUNTAIN PROVINCE RIVER SABANGAN SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT OLIVER ENMODIAS URIEL SIMULTOG
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