Two barangay kagawads (village councilmen) died after the motorcycle they were riding fell into a canal in San Andres, Catanduanes, early Wednesday, police said.

Killed were Norvin Baynosa, 35, and Eddie Samonte, 56, both kagawads of Brgy. Mayngaway, Bicol regional police spokesman Supt. Renato Bataller said.

The incident occurred in Brgy. Divino Rostro around 3:35 a.m., he said.

The village officials were immediately brought to the Eastern Bicol Medical Center, but Baynosa died around 3:45 a.m. and Samonte expired around 10 a.m., Bataller said.

Local police are still investigating the cause of the incident, he said. (John Roson)

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