Two men who were reportedly drunk fell into canals and eventually drowned in separate incidents on Monday evening in Malabon City and Navotas City.
One of them was sitting near a creek along Lapu-Lapu Street when he fell into a canal shortly before midnight. The victim remained unidentified. Earlier around 9:30 p.m., Jesus Emmanuel, 29, of 30 Mendiola Street, Barangay Tonsuya, Malabon City, who was allegedly drunk was riding his bicycle and heading to Barangay Longos when he accidentally fell from Lapu-Lapu Bridge along Lapu-Lapu Avenue, Barangay North Bay Boulevard South and plunged into a canal. Emmanuel’s body was fished out by rescuers past 11 p.m. together with his bicycle. He was brought to Tondo Medical Center where he was declared dead.