Two brothers age 6, 3, drown in Divisoria pond PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:09

A six-year-old boy and his younger brother drowned after they accidentally fell into a pond in Barangay Divisoria last Saturday afternoon.

The fatalities were identified as Jonard Candido y Manalo, 6, and Joel Candido, Jr., y Manalo, 3.

DZT gathered that the two children went to the pond along with their father Joel Candido, Sr., 42, around 2:45 p.m.

It was learned that when they arrived at the pond, they were left unattended by their father. They were playing around when they fell into the water. Ttheir father and other helpful residents plucked them out of the water but they died due to drowning.

The bodies were brought to La Merced Funeral Homes for post mortem examination.

Police were still investigating the case to erase the doubt of any possible foul play. — Dan Toribio Jr.