CAPAS MAYOR STOPS ALL QUARRY OPERATIONS AT KALANGITAN WHERE A DROWNING INCIDENT OCCURRED

CAPAS MAYOR STOPS ALL QUARRY OPERATIONS AT KALANGITAN WHERE A DROWNING INCIDENT OCCURRED

Pending the final result of a full-blown investigation of the yesterday’s drowning incident at a private titled property located at Sitio Kalangitan, Barangay Cutcut 2nd, Capas, Tarlac, the Local Chief Executive ordered a halt to all existing quarry operations in the area and directed concerned departments to immediately seal the area of the drowning incident while doing earthmoving to level the same to preclude the recurrence of similar accident.

Apart from the alleviation measures presently being done, Mayor Reynaldo L. Catacutan reached-out to the grieving families by assuring them of a no non-sense investigation as well as shouldering the hospital bills at Divine Mercy Hospital where the drowning victims were brought in an attempt to save their lives.

Victims later expired, hence immediate funeral expenses and financial assistance was accorded the immediate families of the fatalities who were identified to be Richel Jaime Bruno, Raymar Jaime Bruno and Eunice Jaime Gutierrez, aged 7, 9 and 10 respectively.

Trio were last seen wading in the waters at around 9AM until their discovery at around 10AM of the same date where their bodies were retrieved by residents in the same area.

The drowning site is a titled private land reportedly owned by Ms. Estrelita and Eduardo Lacson who tapped the services of heavy equipments and trucks to level a hilly portion of the subject land, where an improvised water impounding area emerged right after its operations stopped.

Heavy rains contributed to the accumulation of waters in the said area where the incident occurred.

The local government unit was extremely saddened by the unfortunate incident and vowed to unravel everything so justice can be served to the grieving next of kins of the fatalities.

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