ORMOC CITY – Tragedy struck at a private beach resort in Paranas, Samar, as an 8-year-old girl was drowned on Sunday (May 5) at around 4:30 pm.

The victim, identified by authorities as M.S.M, hailed from the town of Zumarraga, also in Samar.

According to police reports, the victim and her family were visiting the area for relaxation and decided to swim at Burabud Spring Resort in Barangay Pabanog, Paranas.

Unfortunately, the girl was left unattended by her relatives while she was swimming.

A 14-year-old eyewitness recounted seeing the victim submerged in the water, lifeless.

Efforts to revive the victim proved futile, and she was rushed to Samar Provincial Hospital located in Catbalogan City where she was pronounced dead upon arrival by attending medical personnel.

The victim’s remains were then transported to a funeral home also in Catbalogan for a postmortem examination before being returned to their hometown for burial.