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Teacher drowns as he was swept away by flood

Teacher drowns as he was swept away by flood

A teacher in Bato, Camarines Sur drowned when he was washed away by floodwaters onAugust 23, according to a police report.

Initial investigation of Bato Municipal Police Station showed that the victim and a co-teacher were crossing a spillway onboard a bicycle when it happened.

The co-teacher tried to save him but he soon disappeared in the floodwater.

The co-teacher was able to swim safely.

“Hindi naman galing sa school. Kumbaga nag-survey lang ng area kung puwedeng daanan ‘yung lugar. Humupa na ‘yung ulan. ‘Yung tubig diyan, medyo malakas pa rin ‘yung agos,” Bato MPS officer-in-charge Police Captain Reymond Quinito said.