Ma, daugh­ter drown in river

Sun Star Bacolod - - Topstories - BY ER­WIN P. NI­CAV­ERA

A MOTHER and her daugh­ter were found dead af­ter they were drowned in a river in Bi­nal­ba­gan, Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the fa­tal­i­ties as Jon­afi Be­sario, 24, a na­tive of Cauayan town; and her daugh­ter, Ni­cole Marie, 4.

The vic­tims were re­sid­ing at Barangay Tan­gub in Ba­colod City. They ar­rived in the town on May 21 to visit a rel­a­tive.

Po­lice Staff Sergeant Aireen Taco, in­ves­ti­ga­tor of the Women and Chil­dren Pro­tec­tion Desk (WCPD), said the vic­tims were cross­ing a river at Barangay Ma­rina last Sun­day af­ter­noon.

Later that day, some res­i­dents found the child float­ing near the river while her mother was missing.

The fol­low­ing day, the mother, who was al­ready bloated and had some head in­juries, was found in a river at Barangay Can­moros, 500 me­ters away from the place where her daugh­ter was found.

Taco said the vic­tims’ fam­ily has been look­ing for them since Sun­day upon learn­ing that they went to the river. They feared be­cause the mother was al­legedly suf­fer­ing from ner­vous break­down.

They prob­a­bly drowned due to the strong cur­rent of the wa­ter, she added.*

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