• Mother dies in attempt to save child

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    Zamboanga City: A mother died trying to save her son who fell in a well outside their house in Zamboanga City, police said on Sunday.

    Authorities said that the woman, Flordesie Lantaka, 47, also fell in the well in Ayala village while frantically trying to save her nine-year-old son, Mark Lantaka.

    Her husband, Antonio, 47, who was informed about the accident, tried to save the duo, but he too fell into the well.

    Neighbors eventually rescued the man and his son and rushed them to the hospital.

    The woman, however, died of suffocation, police said.

    It was not immediately known whether the father and son were told about the fate of Flordesie.

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