Farmer drowns af­ter try­ing to save carabao

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A 52-YEAR-OLD farmer died as he tried to save his carabao from drown­ing in a river swelled by flood in Pi­na­munga­jan town, Cebu.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the fa­tal­ity as Ri­cardo Vil­larin. His carabao did not sur­vive.

Be­fore he drowned, Vil­larin leashed his three carabaos near the river and went home on Satur­day, Septem­ber 9.

He came back to the river with his wife when the rain fell.

He suc­ceeded in res­cu­ing his two carabaos.

He failed to un­leash the third carabao as the down­pour caused the river to swell fast, car­ry­ing away Vil­larin and his carabao in the strong cur­rent.

Vil­larin’s body was found in Barangay Ano­pog at 6 a.m. Sun­day, Septem­ber 10.

(AP)

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