BANGUI, Ilocos Norte, April 8, 2021–A three-year-old child (not mentioned if boy or girl) accidentally drowned in an irrigation canal located near their house at Brgy. Malasin, this town.
Police said the toddler allegedly wandered outdoor and reached the irrigation while the mother was giving a bath to her three-month-old baby at home.
Investigators theorized that the young victim probably went down into the canal to retrieve a lost slipper until water current swept the toddler away.
PNP, BFP, and village responders quickly scoured the area for one hour and finally found the victim at nearby Brgy. Bacsil.
They rushed the victim to the hospital but the attending doctor declared the child dead on arrival. (tri-media report)