Girl, 9 dies in Abra

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SAN QUINTIN, Abra – A 9-year old girl died after she reportedly drowned in the Abra river at Poblacion here Saturday morning.

Senior Superintendent Antonio Bartolome, provincial director of the Abra Provincial Police Office, identified the victim as Jestrel Manuel Antonio, 9, female, elementary pupil and a resident of Poblacion, San Quintin, Abra.

Initial police investigation showed the victim reportedly went missing Saturday morning butt her lifeless cadaver was found by Floro Placido Cochay, 54, married, barangay tanod, and a resident of Poblacion, San Quintin, Abra  when he went fishing along the Abra river Sunday afternoon.

The victim was turned over to her family and was brought to a Bangued-based funeral homes for the conduct of her wake and for her to be provided with a descent burial.

By Dexter A. See

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