three young children aged 10, 12 and 13, They drowned in the Tota lagoon in Boyacá, then they were apparently dragged by the current into one of the deepest areas. His missing uncle was going to jump into the water to save them, authorities reported this Sunday afternoon.
“Unfortunately, these people do not survive. Our teams from the multimodal area are coming to the emergency area. 3 lifeless children were rescued.” Colonel Giovanny Puentes, commander of the Boyacá Police, told City TV.
The bodies corresponded to two girls (one 10, the other 13) and a 12-year-old boy.
The minors were in La Peña, which is under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Aquitania when the current reached them.. Authorities managed to transport the two children to the hospital, but they arrived without vital signs.
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Rescuers continue their search for the 25-year-old uncle of the minors.
“I am so sorry for the death of three children and the disappearance of an adult in Lake Tota. I offer my deepest condolences to the families who suffered a great loss today. I accompany you in this difficult time“, reassured the governor of Boyacá, Ramiro Barragán.
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