Boy drowns, sister missing in Zambo Sur PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 January 2014 11:17

An eight-year-old boy died while his elder sister remained missing and was feared dead after they were swept away by strong currents on Monday in Josefina town in Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported.

A police report identified the fatality as Jomarie Acosta.

His elder sister, Margie, 22, remained missing and was feared to have drowned too.

Police said the Acostas were swept away by strong currents while they were crossing a flooded river on the way home in Barangay Litapan, Josefina, around 2 p.m. Monday.

Rains brought by a Low Pressure Area over Mindanao have caused flooding in several provinces in the island. Worst hit are Regions 10, 11 and 13 (Caraga).

The report said Jomarie’s body was recovered by policemen, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC), and barangay officials.

There were no reports yet from the Josefina police whether or not they have already found Margie.