By JEN BAYLON
Two individuals lost their lives in separate drowning incidents in Negros Occidental on New Year’s Day.
A five-year-old girl was drowned in the swimming pool inside a resort at Purok 2 in Hinoba-an town’s Barangay Alim, police said.
She was immediately rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead at 6:30 p.m. on January 1.
Meanwhile, a 65-year-old man was drowned at a beach resort in Manapla town’s Barangay Tortosa on Monday night.
Manapla police said the victim was found lifeless by his live-in partner.
The victim was brought to the hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
Authorities said there was no foul play in the incident./JB, WDJ