Farmer found dead in La Paz river

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LA PAZ, Abra – A 71-year old farmer died after he allegedly drowned in a river at sitio Curibot, barangay Mudeng here recently.

Senior Superintendent Antonio Bartolome, provincial director of the Abra Provincial Police Office, identified the victim of drowning as Abraham Barcena Bragas, 71, farmer, and a resident of Curibot, Brgy Mudeng, La Paz, Abra.

Initial police investigation showed that a barangay tanod reported the presence of a lifeless body floating in the river after the victim reported went to take a bath along a portion of the Abra river.

Responding police operatives found no external injuries on the victim’s body thereby theorizing that no foul play happened in the sudden death of the farmer.

The case is still subjected to further investigation by concerned police operatives.

By Dexter A. See

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