One more body found in Bulacan river

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Thursday, August 21, 2014


THE body of the last missing Tourism student of Bulacan State University (BSU) in a drowning incident last Tuesday was retrieved Thursday in Madlum River in Barangay Sibul, San Miguel, Bulacan.

The student who was missing for two days after being swept away by current flashfloods was identified as Maiko Bartolome.

Authorities said the bodies of four students identified Mikhail Alcantara, Helena Marcelo, Sean Alejo, and Michelle Ann Rose Bonzo were recovered on Tuesday afternoon.

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The next day, Wednesday, two more bodies, the remains of Jeanette Rivera and Madel Navarro, were recovered around 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.

Two others survived the incident after being saved by the tourist guide. The two were identified as Danielle Cunanan and Thea Hernandez.

The students who were having their tour were reportedly crossing the river from Madlum Cave in San Miguel, Bulacan when they were swept by strong river current.

Reports said the students wanted to hike at Mt. Manalmom. However, they were advised not to go on because of the flood spawned by the downpour.

Meanwhile, village chairperson Bogart Ligon said the authorities were not informed about the tour. If only they were aware about the trip, he said that he would provide more tour guides who could have rescued them.

The mayor temporarily closed the tourist spot in San Miguel after the incident transpired. (Sunnex)

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