2 schoolboys drown in impounding dam

SAN NICOLAS, Ilocos Norte –Pupils including cousins Patrick Pudiquet and Marck Anthony Viernes were sent home early from school after their teachers attended a school-related meeting.
Instead of going straight home, the two and several other classmates went swimming for fun at a newly excavated water impounding dam in Brgy. 20, San Pablo, this town.
At this juncture, the two dived into the water, about 12-foot deep, and drowned before the full view of their companions who sought rescuers’ help.
Their parents are deeply saddened by the untimely death of their young loved ones, aged 11 and 12.