Cop killed by typhoon-triggered mudslide in Pampanga

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A police officer was killed early dawn Saturday after a mudslide smashed their patrol base in a remote village in Magalang, Pampanga in the midst of heavy rains brought by Typhoon “Santi.”

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The police officer was identified as PO1 Crisencio Bueno, detailed with the 1st Maneuver Company of the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB).

Bueno was killed when a police patrol base at Barangay Ayala, Magalang town, was hit by water and mud cascading from Mt. Arayat.

Policemen at the base were securing their equipment and belongings to a safer place at the time.

The mudflow drag Bueno down to a creek where his body was retrieved by his colleagues two hours later.

ANTHONY VARGAS

 

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