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Body of missing habal-habal driver found in dam

By: Delta Letigio and Paul Lauro - CDN Digital | December 26,2019 - 12:27 PM

Personnel of Danao City’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) retrieve the body of Jonathan Canggas at the Awihao Dam around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 26. | Photo courtesy of Danao City Councilor Elvi Lauro

(First update)

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The body of habal-habal (motorcycle-for-hire) driver Jonathan Canggas, who was officially reported missing on December 25, was retrieved by personnel from Danao City’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 26.

Canggas, 31, is the first recorded casualty after Typhoon Ursula hit Cebu on Christmas Eve, December 24.

Family members have not seen Canggas since Christmas Eve but it was only on December 25, 5 p.m. that he was officially reported missing to the DRRMO.

Rhee Telen, Jr. of the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said Danao City’s DRRMO personnel retriever Canggas’ body in Guinakot Dam, which is located in Sitio Awihao, Barangay Guinakot.

Canggas was reportedly washed away by the strong flow of the river in Barangay Togonon in Danao City.

His body ended up in the dam and was recovered two days after he went missing.

READ: Danao City continues search for missing motorcycle driver

Danao City’s DRRMO personnel continued its search and retrieval operations of Canggas’ body early Thursday morning before his body was recovered at 11:30 a.m. / celr

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TAGS: Danao City, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Habal-habal driver, motorcycle for hire, Typhoon Ursula

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