Teenage boy drowns in Pampanga

Posted at 07/24/2012 9:10 AM

A teenage boy drowned after jumping into a river in Pampanga last Saturday.

The body of Noel Tuazon, 15, was found floating in Pampanga river in Masantol town on Sunday.

Tuazon’s friends said the victim suddenly dove into the river while on board a boat last Saturday at the height of the heavy rains.

Tuazon was then swept away by strong water current.

At least 83 barangays in seven Pampanga towns were submerged in floods due to heavy rains on Monday.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Mabalacat City and the towns of Guagua, Sta. Ana, Masantol, Macabebe, Sasmuan and Minalin were flooded due to rains brought by the southwest monsoon. - Umagang Kay Ganda, July 24 2012