2 minors swept by flash flood in NoCot rescuedPosted on
DAVAO CITY — Heavy rains and ctrong current of flood waters swept children in Barangay Kisante in Makilala, North Cotabato.
Kisante is a village located at the foothills of Mt. Apo stretched along the Davao-Cotabato highway.
“The children were enjoying the 4 p.m. heavy downpour near the river when rampaging waters swept them away,” said Arnulfo Villaruz, warning chief of the provincial disaster risk reduction and management office.
Passers-by along the national highway noticed the two children taken away by floodwaters at the huge roadside drainage, prompting them to save the minors.
They were identified as Necel Cortez, 3; and Althea Yanis Bioc, 7; both of Barangay Kisante, Makilala.
The two sustained bruises and was brought to a hospital in Poblacion, Makilala.
Traffic flow was stopped for more than an hour until the water level at New Bulatukan River started receding around past 5 p.m.
The damage of the flash floods is still being assessed by the Cotabato Engineering office.-With PNA report