January 30, 2012
MANILA — Police said seawater flooded an illegal gold mine in Camarines Norte province Sunday morning, killing two miners.
Police officer Wilmore Fresco said police searched the mine in the coastal town of Paracale in Camarines Norte to check if other miners were trapped in the vertical pit as eight are believed to be buried alive.
Fresco said the bodies of the two men were retrieved Sunday. They victims were identified as Christian Banal of Barangay Mercedes and Budo Villanueva of Barangay Dalnac.
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