Man swept by floodwaters found dead in Masbate town

 

 

 

 

LEGAZPI CITY — A 60-year-old man died after he was swept away by floodwaters triggered by Severe Tropical Storm “Paeng” (international name: Nalgae) in Mandaon, Masbate early Saturday.

The Masbate police on Sunday identified the fatality as as Ronito Arguilles, a resident of Barangay Tumalaytay.

Quoting the victim’s wife, Nanita, police said that the Arguilles family tried to evacuate after floodwaters inundated their residence.

Ronito, however, was swept away by by the strong current at around 3:00 a.m.

His body was later discovered beside the river, a few meters away from his house, police said.
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