FOUR people were found dead from an apparent suicide in separate towns in Eastern Visayas from November 24 to 28, 2021.

In the information released by the Police Regional Office-Eastern Visayas, three victims died by hanging while one was by a gunshot wound.

The victims were a 16-year-old student from Villareal, Samar; a 20-year-old student from Baybay City; a 26-year-old student from Naval, Biliran; and a 64-year-old widower from Sogod, Southern Leyte.

Authorities are investigating the incidents.

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