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Two Miners Get Trapped Inside Tunnel They Built, They Are found Dead Hours After

Two Miners Get Trapped Inside Tunnel They Built, They Are found Dead Hours After

| On 15, May 2017

Two Isabela treasure hunters were found dead after the tunnel they manually built collapsed at Barangay San Antonio in Delfin Albano town.

Dominador Reyno Sr., 46, and Jay Manalo, 30, both living in the said barangay were found dead by the members of the Disaster Action and Response Team (DART) 13. Their bodies were found on Thursday.

According to Chief Inspector Andy Orilla, the authorities received information that Reyno and Manalo were trapped in a tunnel that they have been digging inside a vacant lot owned by Beljun Ramero.

According to the investigation, Reyno Sr. and Manalo has been digging through the lot when the soil eroded trapping them.The younger miner was found at about 6:50 p.m. while the other one was found an hour after.

Ramero has no knowledge in the excavation.

Orilla said people can’t just excavate a certain land without getting proper permits from the government.

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