Pocket miner drowns in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY (August 5, 2021)—  A miner drowned to death after falling on a creek Wednesday at Sitio Paltekan Emerald, Barangay Kias, here.
Sammy Daguyen Dauan, 18, single and a resident of Purok 5, Barangay Kias, told his father that he will go to small scale mine work amidst the strong rains.
Moments later, two of his co-workers saw him drowning at the creek.
When the police arrived, the victim’s body was already wrapped in a blanket.
His family declined autopsy over Dauan.
Meanwhile, the police are probing who are still going into the pocket mines tunnels even during continuous downpours and bad weathers, which was earlier banned here after several fatal accidents during heavy rains inside mine tunnels.
Artemio A. Dumlao