3 family members drown in Negros Oriental town

Ayungon LDRRMO photo

Three family members drowned at a mangrove area in Barangay Tampocon I in Ayungon town, Negros Oriental following the heavy downpour over the weekend.

The victims – Benmar Pervante, his wife Michelle, and their nephew Rudjie Barso – went to the mangrove area on Saturday, March 5, to gather seashells, but they drowned as the sea waters rose following the heavy rains.

The body of Michelle was retrieved in the area on Sunday, March 6, while her husband Benmar was found the following day, March 7.

Rudjie’s remains were found Tuesday, March 8.*

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