Bodies of 2 Belgians found drenched in Agno River

BENGUET -- Rescuers found the floating bodies of two female Belgian visitors four days after they were swept away by strong currents of the Agno River, the police reported on Sunday.

Initial report from the Police Regional Office in the Cordilleras (PRO-CAR) said scuba divers found the bodies of Kelly Smets, 19, a law student and India Carrera, 22 at Sitio Pambasan, Dalupirip, Itogon, Benguet.

The police reported that the bodies of the drowned Belgians are already in the state of decomposition.

The rescue came timely as tropical storm Juaning is threatening to hit the Ilocos Region and rest of Northern Luzon.

Smets and Carrera were members of the seven-man team who are members of the Young Christians Workers (YCW) based in Limburg, Belgium.

The group arrived in Manila on July 29 for a two-week solidarity trip to indigenous communities here and Benguet province.

Meanwhile, the companions of the two drowned Belgians expressed their sincerest thanks to the Itogons residents who helped in the rescue.

The Agno River is the major impounding source of the controversial US$1.15-billion San Roque Multipurpose Dam Project located at the boundary of Itogon and San Manuel, Pangasinan. Sun.Star Baguio


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