2 dead, 1 missing in Sarangani floods

Posted at 05/03/12 8:58 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Two teenagers were killed while an 8-year-old boy remains missing after they were swept by floodwaters in Sarangani.

The two victims were identified as Lel Ondong, 18, and Bating Masalon, 15.

The missing boy was identified as Jason Londong.

Witnesses said the victims were swept away by the floods while crossing a river.

Another victim, 20-year-old Larry Maguan, was also swept by the floods but was able to swim to safety.

“Paglingon niya, nawala na rin ‘yung 3 kasama niya. Nakagapang siya para i-survive ang sarili niya,” said Insp. Rodel Javison of the Malapatan Police Station.

Police suspect that the missing Londong was swept towards Sarangani Bay. -- Report from Jay Dayupay, ABS-CBN News SOKSARGEN