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Remains of drowned OFW couple in Maldives laid to rest

The remains of the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) couple who drowned while on their honeymoon in Maldives have been buried in their hometown in Laguna on Saturday, January 26.

A mass attended by their family and friends was held for OFW newlyweds Leomer and Erika Lagradilla before their remains were buried in Lumban Memorial Cemetery in Laguna.

According to reports, the remains of the couple were buried beside each other.

Despite the emotional scene, the couple’s kin extended their gratitude towards everyone who showed their support and sympathy amid the tragic loss.

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the OFW couple was married in December 2018 and flew to Maldives on January 9 for their honeymoon.

The 29-year-old wife and her 30-year-old husband were guests in a resort in Dhiffushi island and were snorkeling when they started drowning.

Both were rescued by resort workers but were pronounced dead upon arrival at a local hospital.

Earlier reports said that witnesses of the drowning incident claimed Erika tried to save her drowning husband. Unfortunately, none of them made it out of water alive.

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